An artery with plaque build-up can be made larger inside the artery via a treatment called angioplasty. In order to push plaque against the artery walls and allow blood to flow through your artery, your healthcare practitioner will use a tiny balloon. They frequently also insert a stent or tube to maintain the newly created opening.

A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries (the main blood vessels supplying the heart).

Who needs to have angioplasty?

Coronary angioplasty may be necessary for people who have heart disease or coronary artery disease. The neck, arms, legs, kidneys, and pelvis are just a few of the body areas that can benefit from an angioplasty because they have thin or clogged arteries. An artery that is too thin or clogged with plaque can receive more blood thanks to an angioplasty procedure. This means that following angioplasty, the organ that the artery leads to will receive a stronger blood flow.

What does angioplasty treat?

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Peripheral artery disease

What benefits does angioplasty offer?

Some advantages of angioplasty are:

  • It is less risky and more affordable than surgery.
  • One wound from the catheters and a minor wound from your IV will be the only wounds you have.
  • If you require a stent, your doctor can implant it during your angioplasty.

Dr. Mahendra Chourasiya is an expert in doing stent placement and coronary angioplasty in Indore. He has vast experience of it and is one of the most experienced angioplasty specialists in Indore.