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"Angio" means blood vessel and "Plasty" means to make something big. Therefore "angioplasty" means to make a blocked vessel bigger. Another words, to unblock the artery. This is now done with catheter (tube), which is inserted into the artery (see section on angiogram). Once the catheter is in place, a wire the width of a human hair is slowly maneuvered across the blockage (plaque). Once it is through, a balloon is placed over the wire and pushed into the blockage. The balloon is then inflated. This pushes the plaque aside and the artery is made bigger. To prevent the recoil of the muscular artery, a stent (metal mesh) is placed in the area of the plaque to hold the arterial wall in place. After this, the balloon, wire and catheter are all removed. The stent will remain in your artery and becomes part of you.

The 1st picture shows an artery that is completely blocked.

The 2nd picture shows the blood flowing down the artery after the wire is passed across the blockage.

The 3rd picture shows the stent in place.

The final picture shows the presence of the blocked artery after it has been stented. In simple cases with only 1 blocked artery, the whole procedure may take as little as 20 minutes as in this case. Sometimes, with multiple arteries blocked or where a single artery has been totally blocked for a long time, the procedure make take several hours.

Know Your Cardiologists

I feel breathless when walking.

I feel a tightness over my chest.

Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?

Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?

Do I really need stents for my artery?

Do I really need to have a bypass operation?

When should I go for health screening?

I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?

I have heart problem, should I exercise?

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You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.

You may need a treadmill stress test.

You may need closer monitoring.

You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.

You may only need to take your medicine.

You may get away with just stenting.

This generally should start at 40 years old.

Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.

Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.