Angioplasty in India
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Angioplasty, also known as coronary angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention is a minimally invasive procedure used to widen the occluded blood vessels or to relieve stenosis (blockage) of blood vessels to ensure proper blood flow to the heart. The procedure is done when a person develops Coronary Artery Disease or CAD.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) causes arteries to get stenosed or become narrow because of deposition of calcium and fat called plaque on the arterial walls. This build-up is called atherosclerosis, which if left untreated, can lead to heart attack.
Angioplasty can be performed for two main reasons:
During or after Heart attack–Angioplasty is done to quickly open a blocked artery to minimise the damage to the heart. Due to complete blockage of arteries and absence of oxygen to heart muscles, heart muscles can get damaged or this can even lead to death.
Chest pain/Angina–The arteries of the heart are narrowed and this increases the stress on heart to meet the oxygen demand causing chest pain, shortness of breath also known as angina. Angioplasty can be done as a planned procedure when medicines have failed to work.
Different types of angioplasty include:
Balloon angioplasty is done by passing a catheter or thin tube through a small incision in upper leg or arm and the catheter is passed through the artery to the place of clog. The balloon is expanded to push the plaque and expand the artery.
Stents are small and expandable metal devices for expanding narrow arteries and to prevent them from closing again. Stenting is most often combined with ballooning angioplasty for long lasting results, and thus prevents the problem of restenosis of the dilated artery. One, because they do not allow the balloon to collapse inside the artery and second, modern stents are medicine coated stents or drug eluting stents which reduce the rate of in-stent restenosis.
Rotablation is done when the plaques are too hard to be cut or crossed by balloon or stents. A special guide wire is passed till the site of stenosis followed by a drill powered by compressed air is advanced at a speed of around 140,000 to 160,000 rpm. The process of drilling cuts the plaques calcium deposits into small particles which are removed from the body naturally. This is followed by normal angioplasty- ballooning and stent placement.
Your doctor would recommend you to undergo an angioplasty if:
- You suffer from chest pain or shortness of breath due to CAD and medicines have failed to help.
- You have significant blockage in one or maximum two coronary arteries. If number or arteries involved are multiple or blockages are multiple, heart bypass is the procedure of choice
- You underwent heart bypass and the graft is now closed or blocked
Not everyone suffering from CAD or atherosclerosis is a good candidate for Angioplasty. If your heart muscles are already weak or if you have blockages in multiple vessels or if the narrowing is in the main artery bringing blood to the heart, you would need a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or CABG commonly called open heart surgery.
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia with sedation in a cardiac cath lab. Groin or arm is prepared for catheter insertion. Blood thinning medicines are introduced. A needle is inserted into the artery and a guide wire is passed through it. The wire is manipulated to blockage and a catheter is passed over the wire to reach the blockage. The location of all tubes and catheters are checked for position with proper diagnostics. A balloon is at the catheter tip is expanded and deflated to relieve the artery narrowing. A stent can be placed after expansion to maintain the expanded status or the artery and keep it patent. The incision is closed and dressed. The patient is monitored for blood pressure.
Angioplasty increases blood flow through narrowed and blocked arteries. Angina is decreased and health improves with exercise. With proper changes in lifestyle and medications the improvement of health is good. No further surgery is usually necessary, such as bypass after a successful coronary angioplasty.
Patients can be discharged after an overnight stay at the hospital. It depends on the condition of the patient's health and doctor's advice. After surgery patient is advised lot of fluid intake and advised to not do any heavy lifting, exercise or smoking for the next 24 hours.
Time and Cost
Overnight stay at the hospital is sufficient for post-operative recovery and procedure requires anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the level of narrowing and other complications. You would need to stay in town for about a week to make sure you have recovered well before you can go back. You thus need a total of around 8-9 days for Angioplasty in India
Stent surgery cost in India
At IndiCure, we recognize the significance of excellent health and well-being of our guests and hence our objective is to provide best angioplasty in India at honest affordable prices. A preferred association with top cardiac surgeons in India and best heart hospitals in India helps us advise
- Best angioplasty in India
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The cost of balloon angioplasty, often termed as stent surgery cost in India varies with the type of stent chosen, surgeon, facility and city where you choose to get the surgery done. The cost of balloon angioplasty in India starts from around USD 6000 and varies depending upon various factors.
An individually allocated case manager takes personalized interest to design a tailor made treatment plan for every guest and will provide with a specific time and cost of balloon angioplasty in India.
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We encourage you to educate yourself about angioplasty in India, benefit from the right kind of procedure, cost of stent in heart in India and then make an informed decision.
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