Minimally Invasive Access Salvage Procedures (Central venous angioplasty & access angioplasty)

Minimally Invasive Access Salvage Procedures in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

A vascular professional performs angioplasty, a simple, minimally invasive procedure to release restricted or clogged blood arteries.

Coronary angioplasty is used to open veins in the heart, and peripheral angioplasty is used to improve blood circulation in the legs. However, angioplasty is also used to restore blood flow to your dialysis loop or transplant if it becomes narrowed or blocked.

Why is the procedure performed?

Chest discomfort: 

If the blockage induces chest pain, an angioplasty may be required. This technique can unclog arteries and alleviate chest discomfort.

Arm or leg pain: 

Clogged peripheral arteries, which deliver blood to places other than the heart, trigger sore muscles and discomfort.

Lower extremity swelling:

Swelling in the legs, skin changes, and slow-healing skin wounds can be caused by a blockage in the arteries that carry blood to the legs. It suggests that you require an angioplasty. If looking for Minimally Invasive Access Salvage Procedures in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore, visit Manipal Hospitals.

Stroke symptoms: 

Dizziness, abrupt numbness or tingling, trouble walking, and other neurological symptoms can result from carotid artery stenosis, which may necessitate an angioplasty.

When the symptoms worsen and do not respond to traditional treatment, angioplasty is the right approach for relieving the symptoms and minimising the risk of additional atherosclerotic problems.

What happens during an angioplasty procedure for dialysis access?

  • During angioplasty, the doctor will give a local anaesthetic to the access limb, generally in one of the arms. The patient may also get a sedative to feel comfortable, drowsy and relaxed for the procedure.

  • When the patient is prepped for the treatment, an interventional radiologist or vascular specialist will give a small cut in the arm and will utilise special scanning techniques to examine the vessels and specify the area of blockage. This kind of imaging technique is called an angiogram. An angiography is a form of x-ray that takes photographs of blood circulation within and around your fistula or graft using a special dye and x-ray equipment.

  • Once the doctor has determined the location of the shrinkage or obstruction, he will insert a soft tube known as a catheter into the dialysis access. When the catheter is implanted, the patient may feel a little pressure, but you should not face any severe discomfort.

  • This catheter is then guided to the narrowing. Once appropriately positioned, a balloon at the catheter's tip will be inflated. This balloon works by pushing any obstruction against the vessel's internal walls, increasing the diameter of the vessel and improving blood flow. A thin mesh tube known as a stent is sometimes used in surgery as well. The stent is put on top of the balloon, and when it is inflated, it clamps the stent against the blood artery wall, helping to keep it open. Following the completion of the procedure, the balloon is compressed, and the balloon catheter is withdrawn from the access.

Some regions of narrowing or blockage can be too intense and complicated to spread with balloon angioplasty. In that case, the doctor places a central venous catheter to repair the dialysis graft. Book an appointment with us today for the best treatment.

After procedure

After the treatment, the patient may feel a little more exhausted than usual for the first few weeks. Sipping lots of liquids is advised to flush away all the residual contrast dye utilised during the procedure to examine the arteries.

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