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.