Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Insertion Turkey

    The coronary arteries that feed the heart are very important for both the heart and the rest of the body. Because conditions such as narrowing and blockage in these vessels can lead to problems that affect the whole body along with the heart. Various treatments are used to prevent these problems, including heart attack. Balloon angioplasty is the most practical and effective treatment among these treatments.

     The vessels where the narrowing occurs can be opened with the balloon angioplasty treatment. Thus, a healthy blood flow can be ensured through the coronary arteries. This ensures that the heart is properly nourished and able to continue its task of pumping blood throughout the body. Today, a stent is also inserted so that balloon angioplasty can give much more effective and permanent results. These treatments are complementary to each other. In the continuation of our article, how balloon angioplasty and stent treatment is done; Let’s talk about the risks and advantages.

    You can call us to get detailed information about balloon angioplasty and stent treatment in Turkey, You can make an appointment with Associate Professor Dr. Ömer Uz.

    What is Balloon Angioplasty?

    Balloon angioplasty; It is the treatment to eliminate problems such as narrowing and blockage in the coronary arteries. Coronary artery disease is one of the deadliest of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, it is necessary to intervene in time for the narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. The intervention we mentioned can be done practically with balloon angioplasty treatment. This treatment is much faster and easier, especially compared to bypass treatment. Stent insertion can also be performed after balloon angioplasty to ensure that the treatment is more effective and permanent.

    Balloon angioplasty treatment can be performed together with coronary angiography.

    What is Stent Treatment ?

    The stent is a lattice-shaped device that surrounds the balloon that is placed in the vessel by balloon angioplasty. Thanks to this apparatus, the vein to which the balloon procedure is applied; re-narrowing and clogging is prevented. Stent therapy, when applied together with balloon angioplasty therapy, helps the vessels to remain open and healthy for many years. Thus, the circulation of the coronary arteries is largely secured. The heart can feed properly and perform its duties.

    What are Stent Types? 

    Currently, four different types of stents are used. These:

    • Metal stent.
    • Patch (graft) stent.
    • Drug-eluting stent 

    For detailed information about stent types and prices, you can contact us at the phone number on our website.

    What are Drug-Eluting Stents?

    Drug-eluting stents are stents covered with special drugs that prevent re-occlusion of the vessels. Thanks to the developments in medical science and technology, much more useful stents have been produced. Medicated stents are made of resistant metal alloys that are compatible with the structure of the heart. However, they carry drugs that will prevent the reocclusion of the vessel in which they are located. In this way, they greatly reduce the risk of re-clogging of the area where they are placed. Medicated stent prices are more expensive than metal stent prices.

    Is Balloon Angioplasty-Stent a Risky Procedure?

    Balloon angioplasty and stent therapy carry much less risk compared to coronary bypass therapy. Doctors can inform their patients about these risks in detail before treatment. Thus, patients can decide to be treated by being aware of these risks

    How to Perform Balloon Angioplasty-Stent Treatment?

    Balloon angioplasty procedure is performed almost in the same way as coronary angiography procedure. This application could be done on the arm or in the groin area. The area where the application will be made is first carefully cleaned. Then, local anesthesia is applied to this area. Thus, the feeling of pain and discomfort is prevented.

    After the anesthesia procedure, the veins are entered with the help of a special catheter. In this way, a liquid is given that allows the vessels to be visualized. A balloon-shaped equipment is inflated in the area where the obstruction occurs while performing imaging with the help of fluid. Then the stent is inserted in the same way. The treatment is completed after the area where the stent is inserted and the blood flow are examined one last time.

    Balloon angioplasty takes about 1 hour. This period may vary from person to person.

    After balloon angioplasty, patients are accommodated in the hospital for one night. Necessary controls are made throughout this milk, and the patient is carried out. If the doctor finds it appropriate, the patient can be discharged the next day.