What is it
A coronary angiography is the procedure during which a fl exible tube (catheter) is inserted through an artery in the groin or the arm and threaded up with an X-Ray to the beginning of both coronaries (the arteries that supply with blood the heart). Contrast media is then injected to visualize any possible stenosis (narrowing of the artery) caused by accumulation of fat in the artery wall. Once visualized, the stenosis can be treated with angioplasty. This requires crossing the stenosis with a small balloon, which is then infl ated, pushing out the blockage, restoring patency and blood supply to the heart (Fig. 8). A
stent (a wire mesh tube), is almost always placed at the level of the stenosis in order to prevent re-blockage (Fig. 9). When a coronary angioplasty and stenting is performed as an emergency treatment for an acute heart ischemia or myocardial infarction (failure in blood supply due to partial or complete occlusion of one of the arteries), it is called a primary angioplasty. Patients are usually discharged 2 days after the operation.
Why a patient needs a Coronary Angioplasty & Stenting
Chest pain (angina) and shortness of breath during exercise are common if coronary stenosis (narrowing) is present. Chronic stenosis can lead to deterioration of the heart function, and acute coronary occlusion (myocardial infarction) can result in acute deterioration of the heart function and sudden cardiac death. Coronary angioplasty and stenting restores the blood fl ow to the heart, therefore relieving symptoms and supporting proper heart function.
What we perform
We off er all the diff erent current technologies in pace-maker implants including, single, double, biventricular and leadless pacemakers. Devices compatible with magnetic resonance imaging can be implanted if necessary. The type of pacemaker will be decided according to your heart’s electrical and mechanical condition.
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