The heart, which beats 100,000 times a day and pumps up to five litres of blood through a convoluted system of blood vessels totaling is the vital organ responsible for keeping us alive.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that coronary artery disease, which causes clogged coronary arteries, is a serious condition. The unblocking of these arteries is essential for one's health and occasionally even for survival.

And in contemporary interventional cardiology, a coronary angioplasty is a reliable way to open up constrictions in the coronary arteries when a critical circumstance necessitates it.

What Situations Call for Angioplasty?

If blood flow to your heart is restricted due to a constricted artery, you should seek immediate medical attention. In extreme situations, either a blood clot may form or the blood flow obstruction may worsen until the artery is totally stopped, resulting in a heart attack. In these situations, a coronary angioplasty may be utilised to widen blocked or restricted coronary arteries in order to restore normal blood flow.

How Does Angioplasty Function?

A coronary angioplasty unblocks or widens narrowed or obstructed arteries, allowing the heart's normal blood flow. There is little pain and recovery time because it is not a significant operation.

  • It will be necessary to gently thread a catheter (a small tube) through an artery in the arm or groyne until it reaches a coronary artery.
  • To get to the coronary artery blockage, a tiny wire is inserted via the catheter. This cable has a tiny balloon tied to it.
  • The balloon is inflated to widen the constricted artery, which pushes the plaque away from the arterial walls and restores regular blood flow.
  • Often, as the balloon inflates, a stent—which is occasionally dissolvable—opens and locks in place to maintain the artery's openness.
  • The catheter and balloon are gently removed, and the blood flow will resume as usual.

Is Anyone With Narrowed Arteries a Candidate for Angioplasty?

Despite the fact that angioplasty dramatically reduced the amount of invasiveness and associated discomfort and hazards, it may not be the first line of treatment and not be appropriate for everyone. Speak with your specialist to understand all the options. Our experts at Cancer Treatment Madurai can help you with all your queries and concerns. Contact us today!


Our Testimonials

News & Events


Dr.Kalpana in a panel on PCOS infertility Indian fertility society conference

Subscribe Our Newsletter