When the doctor performs diagnosis using angiography and discovers that a patient has atherosclerosis, in most cases, cardiac catheterization to expand the coronary arteries is recommended immediately, which includes balloon angioplasty and stenting.
Balloon angioplasty…what are the advantages?The advantage of this treatment method for coronary artery disease is it can reduce the chance of having complications from bypass surgery because a general anesthesia is not needed. The patient will be conscious and can communicate with the doctor. General anesthesia can increase the risk to patients. Moreover, this method will take only 1-2 days in order to return to normal life without worrying about ischemic heart disease. Also, it can be repeated many times in case the blood vessels become more constricted in the future.
Be confident with the treatment…by a team of medical experts Balloon angioplasty is an international standard treatment that is widely accepted and popular because there is no need for surgery and it is safe. The doctor will insert a catheter, which is a tube with a small balloon into the blood vessel around the groin or the wrist. The treatment result will not be different, however, patients may find it more comfortable with catheterization at the wrist because there will be no wound on the groin. Also, the recovery period is shorter, and patients can return to regular life faster. The doctor will consider the suitability of each patient. After that, the balloon tube will be connected with equipment outside the body to dilate the balloon so that it can remove the grease and limestone on the artery walls to flatten and expand the blood vessels for better blood flow to the heart muscle. If the balloon does not expand the artery wall wide enough, the doctor will insert a stent and attach it to the artery wall. Apart from increasing the efficiency of widening the blood vessels and safety, it can also reduce the recurrence of stenosis as well. After that, the balloon will be deflated and the catheter will be pulled out.
Laboratory system (Cath Lab) along with professional team
Of course, emergencies can occur with heart operations all the time. For example: Cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest during the operation. However, the readiness of the laboratory system and an interdisciplinary medical team that performs its duties as planned are ready to handle any emergency quickly and safely for the patient. It is important that the decisions that are made come from the accumulated skills and experience of the doctor. You can feel confident that with every decision, we always select the best for the patient.
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