Obstruction of a coronary artery generates pectoral pain and breathing problems. This can lead to heart attack and death in rare cases. This kind of disease is called cardiovascular disease and is caused by the accumulation of fatty deposits on the surface of the artery walls.
The best way to treat coronary heart disease is by a PTCA(Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). This surgery is also known by other names, such as: "Coronary Angioplasty", "Transluminal Dilatation" and "Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty".
This procedure, called a surgical stent, involves placing a metallic device inside the blood vessel. A coronary stent is a small tube with a structure that bears some resemblance to a net and a balloon inside it, used to unblock blood flow within a blocked artery. This surgery must be performed by a surgeon certified by the board.
- Patients with narrowed coronary arteries
- Patients with obstruction of a coronary artery
- People in need of emergency treatment after a heart attack
Treatment of Congenital heart disease
- The intervention lasts, generally, 2 hours
- Back to professional activities one week after the intervention