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Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty What Is Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty?
Click Here To Visit Angirx Now! When talking about angioplasty, the terms coronary heart disease and
atherosclerosis are usually linked to it. This is because people who
develop atherosclerosis are the ones who need this type of procedure.
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Atherosclerosis is a condition where in the blood vessels where blood
passes become thick due to fatty deposits in the wall. When this
happens, there will be insufficient blood supply going to the heart
which will then result to coronary heart disease.
The function of angioplasty in general is to make a way for blood to
pass through the vessels easily even with plaque buildups on the walls
with the use of special devices.
This procedure uses different types of approaches like using balloons to expand the vessels, this is called Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty,
attaching a stent which pushes through the plaque, called coronary
stenting, using lasers to cut out the deposits from the wall, called
laser angioplasty and using blades or drills which is usually done to
those who have very calcified plaques which may not be treated with the
said procedures earlier, is called coronary atherectomy.
The most common procedure done is the Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
wherein after doing a flouroscopy, a procedure done using a special X
ray and dye that would determine the site where blockages are present, a
balloon is inserted through the vein using a special catheter. When the
balloon is in place, it will be inflated, allowing it to push through
the arterial walls which contain the plaques.
During this procedure, doctors will also be looking at other blood
vessels to determine if there are others which are blocked. Most
commonly, people who get Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty are also
treated using atherectomy, or the removal of plaque inside the veins but
one downfall for this procedure is the heightened risks of developing
heart failure during the operation.
Before trying out procedures, make sure that you would ask doctors
about safety, after care and possible side effects. The more you know
about the procedure which is to be done, the more likely you will make
the best decision. Asking them about significant information most
especially for people who have other conditions other than heart
problems, getting advises from doctors should always be considered.
Ask them also about other options to treat their condition since
surgeries may develop infection on the site of incision. Don’t be afraid
to gather information from doctors, reviews given by those who have
undergone the procedure and for others who knows about this method.