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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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                        Cankaya Hospital

                        Ankara, Turkey


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Turkish

                        Çankaya Hospital offers qualified medical assistance with the latest advances in technology. Çankaya Hospital’s mission is to provide an international, qualified, flexible and pers...

                        Bangmod Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

                        Languages: English, Thai

                        Bangmod Hospital has been established as the first hospital on RAMA 2 Road area (Thonburi-Paktor) and it has been developed and improved on operation system continuely until now in order to serve the ...

                        Canadian Specialist Hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...

                        TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital

                        Tianjin, China


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (TICH)/Tianjin Medical University Cardiovascular Institute, invested by TEDA Administrative Commission, is a public non-profit AAA (Top Class) specialized ho...

                        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...
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