How to treat it before and after surgery
Do you need to undergo Angioplasty?
Many patients come into the emergency rooms with symptoms of Angina, a pain in the chest due to lack of blood oxygen.
Medical history and assessments of risk factors are taken along with many non-invasive tests.
If tests indicate a high likelihood of Coronary Disease, then a Cardiac Catheterization is scheduled.
What is found
- No blockage - patient can return to physician
- Minimal blockage - not severe enough to continue, instead therapy may be suggested to relieve symptoms
- Multiple blocked arteries - bypass surgery may be suggested
- One or more blockages - Angioplasty may be continued
The 6 month period after surgery is very crucial. During this time, Restenosis can occur, if so, medication will be prescribed.
Patients should watch for any purpling around wound or infection.
If patient begins to have chest pain, shortness of breath or any other symptoms, patient should immediately contact cardiologist.