Posted by: wockhardthospitals | July 17, 2009

Can A Baloon Save a Human Life. At Wockhardt Hospitals Yes It Can.

At Wockhardt Hospitals, Balloons does saves lives.

Balloon Edited

At Wockhardt Hospitals, our specialists leave no stone unturned to avoid unnecessary surgical complications. Thats why they treat localized narrowing (lesions) in the coronary artery without resorting to surgery. This procedure known as coronary angioplasty entails placing a balloon at the site of the lesion and inflating it thus widening the passage .

Because at Wockhardt Hospitals we believe in making surgeries simpler, so you can get back on your feet  faster.

Coronary Angioplasty?

Localized narrowings (“lesions”) in the coronary artery can be treated without resorting to surgery. This procedure known as coronary angioplasty entails placing a balloon at the site of the lesion & inflating it thus widening the passage. This procedure improves blood flow to the heart.

Coronary Angioplasty is a commonly performed procedure. It is usually done in the following situations:

  • To improve symptoms of coronary artery disease, namely angina and shortness of breath caused by coronary blocks.
  • During a heart attack to reduce damage to the heart muscle. In a heart attack blood flow through a coronary artery is completely blocked. Angioplasty is performed to clear the blocked vessel & restore blood flow to the affected heart muscle. This prevents or minimizes permanent damage to the heart muscle

Coronary stenting?

A stent is a mesh-like metallic tube somewhat like a spring in a ball-point pen. It is used to hold an artery open after balloon angioplasty. In its collapsed form, a stent is usually less than a millimeter in diameter & is mounted over a balloon catheter. Just like an angioplasty balloon, the stent is passed into the coronary artery via the forearm or leg artery. It is then placed at the site of coronary block & expanded using high inflation pressure of the balloon.

  • The stent remains permanently at the lesion site & acts as a scaffold to keep the artery from collapsing back to narrow size.
  • In addition, stent placement helps to reduce the chance of recurrence of coronary blocks at the site of implantation

To know more about our medical breakthroughs and life saving surgeries write to enquiries@wockhardthospitals.net

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