Value Your Heart

By: Dzhingarov

The heart is the most important organ of the body. It’s been proved that a healthy heart leads to a very healthy life. But nowadays, due to the hectic life schedule and polluted environment, many people have started facing heart related diseases which are caused mostly due to blocked arteries.  If you are one of those who are concerned about the condition of your heart and are afraid of any kind of surgery then angioplasty stent can be a good alternative for you.

What is angioplasty?

Angioplasty Balloon
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To understand the whole procedure you need to know what is angioplasty and how it works. Angioplasty is a way of treating blocked arteries without any kind of surgery. In the process of angioplasty stent, the first step is catheterization. In this stage the doctor will insert a catheter somewhere around your chest. After that a very thin plastic tube is inserted into the artery. This plastic tube is called the sheath in medical terms. The long catheter is then passed into the artery through this sheath. This catheter travels all around the artery to the point where the blockage is. If any blockage is found in the artery, the doctors open it. Sometimes the doctors insert and fit a stent into your artery which prevent the narrowing. The stent is the tiny wire mesh. The stent has become quite popular these days in the medical profession. It is an easy method to keep the arteries open.

For curing heart problem, these days people have the stent treatment. It is a completely non-surgical therapy which aims to cure the heart problems like chest pain, heart attack and heart failure. This therapy is of high quality standard and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Other details

First of all, they observe the condition of your heart to check whether you can get the stent treatment or not. Once they are sure that you will be benefited from this therapy, they start your treatment immediately.

The whole treatment is about 1 1/2 hours to 2 ½ hours, wherein you may have to spend some more time in the hospital as the preparations take more time.

Some of the benefits of this therapy are that it is very cost effective. It is designed in a way that an average man can afford it. Moreover, some people who cannot afford heart surgeries can go for stent treatment as a replacement for that.

For all your heart related problems, you can go to the specialist heart clinic. There are many cardiac specialist medical institutes in many cities across the nation. At such heart clinics, they have new, innovative and cost effective measures, which aim to give you relief from your heart problems. They try to relieve the patient from heart pain and make him live normal life the way he was living before.