Cardiovascular Treatment - Stenting Procedure
What is Stenting?
Stenting procedure is used to treat narrow or blocked arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body. The stent is a small mesh tube which is used to treat narrow or weak arteries. A stent is placed in an artery as a part percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Coronary angioplasty is used to open clogged heart arteries. The coronary angioplasty procedure is performed by inserting and inflating a tiny balloon in the clogged artery to widen the artery. The angioplasty procedure is often combined with stenting placement. Coronary angioplasty procedure restores the flow of blood through the narrow or blocked arteries and a stent helps support the inner wall of the artery in the months or years after the procedure. Depending from patient to patient the surgeons may place stents in the weak arteries to improve blood flow and help prevent the arteries from bursting. Stents are usually are made of metal mesh but it can also be made of fabric. Fabric stents are also called as stent grafts. These stents are used in larger arteries. Some stents are coated with medicine that is slowly and continuously released into the artery. These stents are called drug-eluting stents. The medicine helps prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.
Who needs a Stenting procedure?
Stenting procedure is recommended to patients who are suffering from the following the following:-
- If the patient has a plaque which blocks the blood vessel.
- If the patient's coronary artery is blocked.
- Stents can also be used in the aneurysm of the brain.
- To open the passageways of bile ducts, which are tubes that carry bile to and from digestive organs.
- To open the passageways of bronchi, which are small airways in the lungs.
How Is a Stenting procedure performed?
There are several ways to insert a stent. The surgeon usually inserts a stent by minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon makes an incision and uses a catheter to guide specialized tools through the blood vessels to reach the blockage area that needs a stent. This incision is usually made in the groin or the arm. The tools may have a camera attached to the end to of the tool to guide the stent. While performing the procedure the surgeon may also use an imaging technique called an angiogram to help guide the stent through the vessel. With the help of the tool, the surgeon locates the broken or blocked vessel and install the stent in the place. The surgeon will then remove the instruments from the patient’s body and close the incision.
Risks associated with Stenting procedure
- Allergic Reaction to Medications.
- Infection of the Vessel.
- Allergic Reaction to Dyes Used In the Procedure.
- Breathing Problems.
- Re-Narrowing Of the Artery.
- Another Blockage of the Artery.
- Blood Clots.
- Heart Attack.
- Kidney Stones Due To Using a Stent in the Ureters.
Why Choose Travcure?
The concept of medical tourism is growing in India. Many patients come from abroad and avail the medical treatments in indie at very affordable prices. World-class medical treatments are available in India at much-depreciated prices as compared to any other countries. Stenting procedures are performed in India with a success rate of around 90%. Travcure medical tourism company is amongst the fastest growing medical tourism companies in India. Travcure offers best deals and customized packages to their patients according to their requirement at very economical prices. Food, accommodation, logistics, visa assistance and tourism are some of the services offered by Travcure.