Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with blocked or narrowed arteries. At HOUSTON CARDIOVASCULAR CARE, we specialize in providing cutting-edge angioplasty treatments to improve blood flow to the heart and alleviate chest pain (angina). Here, we'll explore our approach to angioplasty and how it can benefit you.
Our Angioplasty Expertise
DR. ABDELKADER ALMANFI, our esteemed cardiologist, has extensive experience and a stellar track record in performing angioplasty procedures. Under his guidance, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals ensures that you receive the highest level of care.
At HOUSTON CARDIOVASCULAR CARE, we understand that every patient is unique. Dr. Abdelkader Almanfi customizes each angioplasty procedure to address your specific needs and circumstances, ensuring the best possible outcome for your heart health.
BENIFITS OF ANGIOPLASTY
1 Immediate Symptom Relief
Angioplasty can quickly alleviate chest pain (angina) and improve your overall quality of life.
2 Reduced Risk of Heart Attack
By opening blocked arteries, angioplasty reduces the risk of heart attacks and other cardiac events.
3 Improved Exercise Tolerance
Many patients find that they can engage in physical activities without the previous discomfort caused by restricted blood flow.
The Angioplasty ProcedureHere's what you can expect during the angioplasty procedure:
Preparation: You'll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted, typically in your groin or wrist.
Catheter Insertion: A thin, flexible tube called a catheter with a small balloon at the tip is carefully threaded through the blood vessels to the site of the blockage.
Balloon Inflation: Once the catheter reaches the blockage, the balloon is inflated, pushing the plaque or fatty deposits against the artery walls, widening the artery, and restoring blood flow.
Stent Placement: In many cases, a stent (a tiny mesh tube) is inserted at the site of the blockage to help keep the artery open. The stent is expanded during the procedure and remains in place permanently.
Completion and Recovery: After the angioplasty, the catheter is removed, and the incision site is closed with a small bandage. You'll be monitored for a short period in a recovery area before returning home.