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Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

During PCTA, a coronary artery blocked due to coronary artery disease is opened and blood flow restored to the muscles of the heart. In PTCA, a special catheter is used. Percutaneous means any medical procedure where access to internal organs is obtained by puncturing the skin through a needle. Transluminal refers to passage along a blood vessel's lumen.

The catheter is equipped with a tiny balloon on the tip. When the catheter reaches the site of the blockage, the balloon is inflated. This compresses the plaque against the artery walls. Depending on the level of blockage, the doctor may recommend another procedure called atherectomy. Here a rotating tip or tiny blades on the balloon break the plaque or cut it away. Atherectomy is used when the plaque is calcified or hardened.


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                        San Fernando Hospital

                        Panama City, Panama


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        San Fernando Hospital is the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama, offering quality medical services to the community, founded in 1949.

                        With over 60 years of experience, rec...

                        Parkside Hospital

                        London, United Kingdom


                        Languages: English

                        Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...

                        American Hospital Dubai

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The American Hospital Dubai is an acute care, general medical/surgical hospital whose mission is to provide high quality American standard healthcare that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations ...

                        Hospital Fatimah

                        Ipoh, Malaysia


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, MSQH

                        Languages: English

                        Hospital Fatimah is a 239 bed, not-for-profit, private specialist hospital within the city of Ipoh, in Perak, Malaysia. The Hospital is strategically located in the business centre of Ipoh Garden with...

                        MEDICABIL Private Hospital

                        Bursa, Turkey


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

                        Languages: English, Turkish

                        MEDICABIL Private Hospital opened its doors in 2011 to be a part of resolving all your healthcare problems, with the aim of giving you the highest level of satisfaction by providing services at accept...
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