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Add 2.5 million international tourists, a variety of health services, and great deals, and you get the top spot for medical tourism! In 2012, Thailand ranked as the most visited medical tourism destination in the world!

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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                        Shanghai United Family Hospital

                        Shanghai, China


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        Shanghai United Family Hospital (SHU), a joint venture between Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) and the Shanghai Changning Central Hospital, is a member of the United Family Healthcare (UFH)...

                        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...

                        UZ Brussel

                        Brussels, Belgium


                        Languages: English, French

                        UZ Brussel(Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel) is a university hospital. This means that it also has a teaching mission and conducts scientific research.

                        The hospital’s clinical exce...

                        Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

                        Changhua, Taiwan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        Located in Lugang township of Taiwan Changhua County, Institutional Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital occupies 8.5 hectares with 1 underground floor, 7 above ground floors and 82688 square meter...

                        Putra Specialist Hospital

                        Melaka, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Centrally located in Melaka, Putra Specialist Hospital offers its patients one-stop medical care in Malaysia. From check-ups to cardiac surgery, we deliver the three things that matter most: quality, ...
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