What is Coronary Angioplasty?
Coronary angioplasty is a surgical procedure related to a plaque-blocked heart. It is performed to resume normal flow of blood which was affected because of blockage or gradually narrowing of the artery channels in the heart. The arteries of the heart are named as the coronary arteries. These coronary arteries may become blocked due to deposition of plaques formed by fatty cholesterol and some other kind of fats. The plaques resist normal blood flow by narrowing the inner cavity of the coronary artery. An affected person first complains of chest pain, shortness of breath, and finally become a victim of heart attack. To immediately restore normal blood flow in the coronary arteries the surgery called ‘Angioplasty’ is performed. The most modern and popular technique is ‘stent-based’ angioplasty surgery.