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What Is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that restores blood flow through a blocked artery. A peripheral angioplasty opens clogged arteries in the legs and feet.

What condition is treated with angioplasty?

Complex Healthcare Solutions performs angioplasty to treat atherosclerosis. You develop atherosclerosis when cholesterol builds up on the inner lining of an artery, gradually forming plaque that thickens the artery wall and restricts blood flow. Pieces of plaque may also break off, causing a blockage in a blood vessel.

How is the procedure performed?

Image-guided, minimally invasive procedures should be performed by a specially trained Interventional Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Prior to your procedure, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be performed.
  • You will be positioned on the examining table.
  • You may be connected to monitors that track your heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse during the procedure.
  • A nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your hand or arm so that sedative medication can be given intravenously.
  • Moderate sedation may be used.
  • The area of your body where the catheter is to be inserted will be sterilized and covered with a surgical drape.
  • A tiny skin incision is made at the site.
  • A catheter (a long, thin, hollow plastic tube) is inserted through the skin to the treatment site using imaging guidance.
  • A contrast material is injected through your IV, and a series of x-rays are taken to locate the exact site of the blockage.
  • A tiny balloon inside the catheter is gently guided through the artery until it reaches the blockage. Then the balloon is inflated.
  • The inflated balloon pushes fatty deposits against the artery wall, creating an opening that improves blood flow.
  • At the end of the procedure, the catheter will be removed, and pressure will be applied to stop any bleeding. The opening in the skin is then covered with a dressing. No sutures are needed.
  • Your intravenous line will be removed.

You can expect to stay in the recovery area for 1-3 hours after the procedure. The length of the procedure varies from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity of the condition.

Is it painful either during and after the procedure?

Devices to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure will be attached to your body.

You will feel a slight pinprick when the needle is inserted into your vein for the intravenous line (IV) and when the local anesthetic is injected. Most of the sensation is at the skin incision site, which is numbed using a local anesthetic. You may feel pressure when the catheter is inserted into the vein or artery.

If the procedure is done with sedation, the intravenous (IV) sedative will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, and comfortable for the procedure. You may fall asleep, depending on how deeply you are sedated. If you remain awake, you may feel slight pressure when the catheter is inserted, but no serious discomfort.

As the contrast material passes through your body, you may experience a warm feeling which quickly subsides.

You should be able to resume your normal activities within a week.

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At Complex Healthcare Solutions, our care team’s approach is to collaborate with your treatment to address any existing conditions you are currently suffering. Our specialists will work to create a complete treatment plan suited to you to heal and fully recover quickly.

To make an appointment with our healthcare professional and specialists, submit your appointment request or call us at +1-817-386-8886.

What Is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that restores blood flow through a blocked artery. A peripheral angioplasty opens clogged arteries in the legs and feet.

Complex Healthcare Solutions performs angioplasty to treat atherosclerosis. You develop atherosclerosis when cholesterol builds up on the inner lining of an artery, gradually forming plaque that thickens the artery wall and restricts blood flow. Pieces of plaque may also break off, causing a blockage in a blood vessel.

Image-guided, minimally invasive procedures should be performed by a specially trained Interventional Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Prior to your procedure, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be performed.
  • You will be positioned on the examining table.
  • You may be connected to monitors that track your heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse during the procedure.
  • A nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your hand or arm so that sedative medication can be given intravenously.
  • Moderate sedation may be used.
  • The area of your body where the catheter is to be inserted will be sterilized and covered with a surgical drape.
  • A tiny skin incision is made at the site.
  • A catheter (a long, thin, hollow plastic tube) is inserted through the skin to the treatment site using imaging guidance.
  • A contrast material is injected through your IV, and a series of x-rays are taken to locate the exact site of the blockage.
  • A tiny balloon inside the catheter is gently guided through the artery until it reaches the blockage. Then the balloon is inflated.
  • The inflated balloon pushes fatty deposits against the artery wall, creating an opening that improves blood flow.
  • At the end of the procedure, the catheter will be removed, and pressure will be applied to stop any bleeding. The opening in the skin is then covered with a dressing. No sutures are needed.
  • Your intravenous line will be removed.

You can expect to stay in the recovery area for 1-3 hours after the procedure. The length of the procedure varies from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity of the condition.

Devices to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure will be attached to your body.

You will feel a slight pinprick when the needle is inserted into your vein for the intravenous line (IV) and when the local anesthetic is injected. Most of the sensation is at the skin incision site, which is numbed using a local anesthetic. You may feel pressure when the catheter is inserted into the vein or artery.

If the procedure is done with sedation, the intravenous (IV) sedative will make you feel relaxed, sleepy, and comfortable for the procedure. You may fall asleep, depending on how deeply you are sedated. If you remain awake, you may feel slight pressure when the catheter is inserted, but no serious discomfort.

As the contrast material passes through your body, you may experience a warm feeling which quickly subsides.

You should be able to resume your normal activities within a week.

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