Angioplasty information and locations in Mexico

An angioplasty is performed to remove fatty plaque accumulated on the blood vessels or to treat blocked arteries affected by coronary artery disease.
The procedure is done with local anesthesia and consists on making a small incision on the groin or arm, local is used. Then, a thin tube (catheter) is introduced and guided to the affected artery, once in position a balloon is inflated to remove the obstruction; after this, the surgeon deflates the balloon and removes the catheter. In some cases, the specialist will use a stent, which is introduced with the balloon to prevent the artery from blocking again.
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Procedure: 2 hrs.
Hospital stay: 30 min. - 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 - 5 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the cardiovascular surgeon face-to-face or virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 2 - 5 days from the angioplasty.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Angioplasty frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for Angioplasty?
Candidates for surgery are usually experiencing symptoms of coronary artery disease, a build-up of cholesterol, or hypertension.
Will the procedure be painful?
Doctors use local anesthesia so you won't feel any pain. You could feel some pressure around the area where the specialist is working. It's common to feel some discomfort once the balloon is inflated.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Your specialist will perform an examination to learn about your medical history. You will be asked to stop taking some medications and avoid eating after midnight before your surgery.
What happens after the procedure?
You’ll be taken to a recovery room right after the catheter is removed and be under observation until the following day. When you return home try to have plenty of liquids and avoid smoking.
How long will recovery take?
Specialists usually recommend spending about 3 days off of work. It takes around a week to fully recover.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.