Coronary Angioplasty

What is Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a medical procedure performed to treat blockages or narrowings in the coronary arteries. It is an essential intervention used to restore blood flow to the heart muscle and alleviate symptoms caused by coronary artery disease (CAD). Here's what you need to know about coronary angioplasty:

Who Benefits from Coronary Angioplasty?

1. Have Angina : People experiencing angina (chest pain or discomfort) due to blocked or narrowed coronary arteries often benefit from angioplasty to relieve their symptoms.

2. Have a Heart Attack : In cases of a heart attack, timely angioplasty is crucial to open the blocked artery and minimize heart muscle damage.

3. Have Severe Blockages : For individuals with severe blockages that significantly reduce blood flow to the heart, angioplasty can improve heart function and reduce the risk of future heart attacks.

Benefits of Coronary Angioplasty

1. Immediate Symptom Relief : Angioplasty can provide rapid relief from chest pain and discomfort, improving the patient's quality of life.

2. Reduced Heart Muscle Damage : In the case of a heart attack, timely angioplasty can limit damage to the heart muscle, increasing the chances of a full recovery.

3. Improved Long-Term Outcomes : By restoring blood flow and placing stents, angioplasty helps reduce the risk of recurrent blockages and the need for additional procedures.

4. Minimally Invasive : Compared to traditional open-heart surgery, coronary angioplasty is less invasive, resulting in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.

Dr. J.P.S. Sawhney is a trusted expert in interventional cardiology, specializing in coronary angioplasty. If you or a loved one requires this life-saving procedure, don't hesitate to reach out. Your heart health is our priority, and Dr. Sawhney is dedicated to providing the best possible care to restore your heart's health and well-being. Contact us today for expert guidance and treatment options.