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Coronary Angioplasty - Symptoms

Coronary Angioplasty - How to prevent?

Coronary Angioplasty - Causes and Risk Factors

Coronary Angioplasty - Diagnosis

Coronary Angioplasty - Treatments

Coronary Angioplasty - Preparing for surgery

Coronary Angioplasty - Post-surgery care

Coronary Angioplasty - Other Information

Before the Procedure

You are required to go for pre-admission testing which includes: 

You will be asked if you have any allergic reactions to medicines or food, especially to X-ray contrast or iodine compounds. You are advised to inform the doctor of your allergies.

Day of the Procedure

You should try and get a good night’s sleep. Mild sedation may be prescribed by your doctor.

You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for a period of at least six hours before the procedure.

After the Procedure

You will be nursed in the High Dependency Unit (HDU), Intermediate Care Area (ICA) or in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), where you will be observed for bleeding, heart rhythm disturbances and complications that may occur in the period immediately following the coronary angioplasty.

A nurse will frequently check your pulse, blood pressure, and observe the procedure site for bleeding. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital within two to four days.

Watch our video on coronary angioplasty:

What is a Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty?

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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Preventive Cardiology (CVR & PC) Programme

You are encouraged to attend the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Preventive Cardiology Programme after your coronary angioplasty procedure. The programme will enable, encourage and assist you on the road to recovery.

For more information on our programme, click here.

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