Also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. This is done by widening the artery and inserting a tiny balloon at the site and inflating it thereafter. Most of the times, coronary angioplasty is supported with stent placement to help keep the artery open and reduce the chances of it narrowing again.
Two types of stents used are- drug-eluting stents and bare metal stents. The procedure can also be done during a heart attack to reduce the amount of heart damage. Blood flow improves after the surgery. Although coronary angioplasty risks are not that serious, complications can result in certain cases, especially in older people. Angioplasty recovery takes about 6-8 weeks.
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