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Balloon angioplasty

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Reilly Paine

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Balloon angioplasty

possible candidates
people who have...
1) coronary angiography- testing

2) no food or medication 6-8 hours prior to procedure

3) catheter is placed in leg or arm artery

4) guided through blood vessels to the heart

5) arteries are viewed with dye and x-ray

*takes 1-2 hours

works cited
Balloon angioplasty
Coronary artery disease

occurs when cholesterol plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries to the heart
per cutaneous coronary intervention or PCI
"the technique of mechanically widening narrowed or obstructed arteries"
angina pectoris
Chest pain caused by lack of oxygen-rich blood in the heart muscles
lack of oxygen
continuous symptoms even after medical treatment
arterial narrowing and a high risk of either a heart attack or death
relieves angina and improves a person's ability to exercise
30% to 40% chance of recurrence of artery narrowing at the site of the procedure
successful in opening coronary arteries in over 90% of patients
discomfort, or bleeding at the site where the catheter was inserted
tear in the coronary artery
loss of blood around the heart
immediate bypass surgery
care after procedure
pressure is applied to area to stop bleeding
lie flat and remain still
vitals are monitored frequently
activity restrictions
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