Hi! I’m roboSuzie and today I’ll talk to you about Cardiovascular Treatment. Angioplasty and Stent Implantation. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more tips in the future! But back to our topic. It is great to live in a technology driven world where lifesaving cardiovascular techniques such as angioplasty and stent implantation are readily available. After all, there simply are times when too much plaque has accumulated over the years to be reversed through natural means, requiring more drastic action to be taken. In this article we will be looking at two of the most common procedures available to those whose love for butter, processed.
Meats, cheese, hamburgers, and organs meats has placed them in serious cardiovascular danger required swift surgical action. Restoring blood flow through angioplasty. Often times the first sign a person has a serious problem requiring cardiovascular treatment is chest pain or tightness just under the breast bone, known as angina. Generally, when angina occurs one of the coronary arteries is at least 75 percent blocked, thus reducing blood and oxygen flow to the heart and producing the symptoms. While 75 percent is considered the minimum to produce to symptoms, it is not unusual for the blockage to be over 90.
Percent causing your cardiologist to take swift action in the form of an angioplasty procedure to restore blood flow and eliminate the imminent risk of heart attack or stroke. If you are slated for an angioplasty expect to spend a couple of hours in surgery. The surgery is almost always performed by a cardiologist, who makes a small incision in the patients groin or an arm and skillfully an hopefully gently inserts a plastic tube, called a sheath. A hollow catheter is then inserted through the sheath into the artery. The catheter is.
Cardiovascular Treatment Angioplasty and Stent Implantation
About a yard long and is equipped with a balloon at its tip. As the catheter moves gradually through the artery the cardiologist will be using a television screen to monitor his progress as the catheter approaches the arterial obstruction. Using a guidewire, the catheter is positioned so that the plaque straddles the yet to be inflated balloon. The next step is inflating the balloon so that pressure exerted forces the artery wall to widen and compresses the arterial plaque. The inflation process will likely consist of two inflations lasting between 30 seconds and two minutes.
Stent implantation will likely be the next step. The current conventional medical thinking is that a stent should be implanted first and foremost to keep the artery open, and secondly because the surgeon is already there. The stent itself is a medical device that expands within the interior lining of the artery, at the site just widened by the angioplasty. If for some reason a stent is not inserted there is good chance that renarrowing restenosis will occur at some point in the future. But will all this seems fairly routine there are risks, with perhaps the most dangerous.