Coronary Angioplasty, also called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), is a non-surgical procedure to widen the blocked arteries caused by coronary artery disease. This procedure restores the flow of blood through the artery and reduces the chances of getting a heart attack. Typically a small mesh structure, commonly known as stent, is inserted in the widened artery to support the walls of the artery and prevent it from getting narrow again. Following are the improvements in life after coronary angioplasty.
Read about Lifestyle Changes after Coronary Angioplasty by a renowned cardiologist, Dr. S.K. Gupta from Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
#1. More Energy
Angioplasty improves the flow of blood through the body and reduces, to a great extent, the symptoms of heart disease. Signs like shortness of breath and angina will go away, and the patient typically has more energy. Everyday activities should be easier to perform.
#2. Overall Health will Improve
Generally, most patients take angioplasty as a wake-up call and start taking better care of themselves. They start eating a healthier diet, regular exercising and give up bad habits like smoking. Overcoming a health scare, most of the people take steps to improve not only physical but also mental health. They start doing things that they love to do, thereby reducing anxiety and improving overall health.
#3. Gain New Perspective in Life
Angioplasty is an eye opener for the patients. Be it an emergency treatment or a planned procedure, coronary angioplasty prevents an impending life-threatening event like heart attack or cardiac arrest. It is common for people to gain a new perspective when they overcome such a threat. Most of the patients start appreciating people close to them and valuing their belongings, more. They start spending more time with their family and friends and enjoy every bit of renewed appreciation for life and relationships.
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