|When do I need to undergo balloon angioplasty procedure?|
|Ballooning is used to open up narrowed blood vessels. When relatively short segment of blood vessel is blocked, we need to open it up with balloon angioplasty to re-establish the blood circulation. This procedure can save your leg.|
|How balloon angioplasty is done?|
|By doing a small puncture in artery, guide wire along with catheter is introduced into artery. Blocked artery is crossed with wire & balloon is inflated in that area. Balloon broadens the narrowed vessel & blood flow is again normalized in the limb. |
|What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?|
|Duration of procedure is 1 to 2 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 18 to 24 hours.|
|Is it a painful procedure?|
|No you will not feel any pain during surgery. Procedure is done under local anesthesia.|
|Results of the procedure?|
|No cut on the skin. Immediate relief of pain, speedy recovery of wounds. |
|When Can I walk normally after surgery?|
|You have to keep the limb straight for 6 hours. You can walk normally 12 hours after procedure & climb stairs too. That’s the beauty of a minimal invasive/day care procedures ☺.|
|When can I restart my routine & office work?|
|You can attend your work within 1-2 days of angioplasty without any discomfort.|
|Can this problem occur again?|
|Few precautions can prevent recurrence of the problem. |
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