What is Coronary angioplasty?

Category: Surgeries

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See also: Coronary artery stent

Coronary angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a procedure used to treat narrowed arteries of the heart by opening the arteries using a stent or a balloon.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Coronary artery disease 82 12
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 6 0
Angina pectoris 1 1
Chest pain 1 0
Heart palpitations 1 0
Nausea 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coronary angioplasty

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Coronary angioplasty

Dosage Patients
one time 3

Why patients stopped taking Coronary angioplasty

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 2
See all 78 patients who've stopped having Coronary angioplasty

Duration

Currently having Coronary angioplasty

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Coronary angioplasty

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 72
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Coronary angioplasty

Jun 17, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for coronary artery disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Angioplasty was not attempted because at lest four target spots have been identified. The main result is the finding that the blood vessels are in good condition for a CABG.

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