Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure that is performed by widening the coronary (heart) arteries that is obstructed due to the build-up of plaques (fatty deposits). This aids in helping the blood flow to function normally again.
- During the procedure, a flexible catheter with a deflated balloon at the tip is utilized into an artery in the leg.
- The catheter is slowly directed towards the affected part of the coronary artery, the balloon is inflated and deflated several times in order to squeeze the plaques against the wall of the coronary arteries.
-This will result in the re-opening of the artery and restoring normal blood flow function again to the part of the heart muscle that is supported by this artery.
- A stent (a tiny expandable metal coil) might also be implanted to help keep the artery open and decrese the risk of the re-blockage.
Why do you need Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty?
Your doctor might suggest Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty if the current medication shows ineffective or any lifestyle changes is not adequate enough to reduce the blockage of the arteries. In the case of symptoms that worsen including chest pain and shortness of breath, this procedure will likely be recommended to you.
This procedures holds a low risk result for complications to occur while the success rate shows an estimate of 90%. Essentially, general anaesthesia will not be required as the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty is minimally invasive. You will able to carry out your normal daily routine, acquire a higher chance for survival and relieve signs of chest pain with a successful Angioplasty procedure.