Coronary angioplasty through Radial approach and Femoral approach
Coronary angioplasty is routinely done to open clogged heart arteries. It can improve symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty is also often used during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to your heart. It involves inserting and inflating a tiny balloon into the spot where your artery is clogged to help widen the artery. Angioplasty can also be done through the artery in your wrist instead of the arm or thigh. The radial approach, through the wrist, is usually preferred by cardiologists due to its benefits in terms of bleeding, its superficial location and easy compressibility and low risk of restricted blood supply to the tissues.
The rotational Atherectomy of coronary arteries technique is used to debulk the heavily calcified coronary arteries and to prepare the lesion for a stent implantation, through the thigh.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
At Manipal Hospitals, our extremely precise interventional cardiologists can diagnose which patient is qualified for either the radial or the femoral approach of coronary angioplasty with patient comfort key to the entire process. Their vast experience and expertise in handling all types of cardiac cases that need angioplasty give them that edge in performing the gamut of coronary angioplasty techniques through the thigh, wrist or arm.
Solutions for coronary angioplasty
Cardiologists often combine angioplasty with the placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent into the artery. This helps keep the artery open hence preventing the chance of its narrowing again. Most stents are coated with medication to help keep your artery open. At Manipal Hospitals, our team of highly proficient interventional cardiologists are equipped with the best of stents and balloons to perform this intricate procedure with finesse.
Complexities in coronary angioplasty
There are chances of the coronary artery getting torn or ruptured during the procedure and may then require emergency bypass surgery. In those with kidney problems, the dye used during angioplasty and stent placement could cause kidney damage. In order to avoid any kind of complications, our prolific diagnosis team at Manipal Hospital ensures each patient goes through a series of tests to determine any underlying condition that could hamper the success of the angioplasty, all in the best of the patient’s health.
Success of coronary angioplasty
Angioplasty is an extremely effective procedure in clearing coronary arteries with over 90 percent of patients. Only around 30 percent to 40 percent of patients with successful coronary angioplasty will develop recurrent narrowing of the arteries at the site of the balloon inflation. At Manipal Hospitals we can proudly say that we have achieved almost 100 percent rate of successful coronary angioplasty procedures. Our extremely talented and skilled interventional cardiac team ensures this at all times upholding our motto of patient comfort.
Infection control protocol
Recovery from angioplasty and stenting is usually short and a patient is discharged from our hospital 12 to 24 hours after the catheter is removed. Many patients can return to routine work within a few days to a week after a procedure. However, for those who have some kind of discomfort are kept under our care to prevent any infections or complications. At Manipal Hospital we take pride in our infection control protocol to ensure a sterile environment is maintained at all times during the patient’s stay, however brief it is.