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How Angioplasty offers more Precision & Accuracy with the guidance of IVUS?

| Cardiac Sciences
How Angioplasty offers more Precision & Accuracy with the guidance of IVUS?

The medical sector has achieved several milestones and advancements, where IVUS Guidance has added precision and more accuracy to the Angioplasty. All the best cardiac surgeons and hospitals in the cities like Delhi and Gurgaon follows the IVUS procedure to get better and accurate results.

Since after the successful attempt made in interventional cardiology by a German doctor Andreas Gruentzig in 1977, several advancements have been added to the surgical procedures of cardiology. Even after the introduction of so many advancements, multiple potential hazards such as radiation exposure are still a matter of concern. But the IVUS procedure completely avoids the use of radiation

A remote-controlled, robotic-assisted angioplasty was developed to eliminate the procedural challenges and manual hazards associated with traditional PCI. Robotic-assisted technology in angioplasty adds precision and accuracy, with the fewer chances of exposure to radiation.

What is Angioplasty?

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. It’s a tiny balloon catheter inserted in an artery to open the blocked blood vessel and to broaden and improve the blood flow. A small wire mesh is added in this procedure to decrease the chances of narrowing the arteries again. The modern stents are often coated with medicine to help keep the artery open.

Angioplasty is used to handle the condition of heart attack and to quickly open blocked artery. It reduces the damage done due to a heart attack.

Angioplasty is used to remove the fatty plaques in the blood vessels of the heart. The plaque build-up is a heart disease, which is known as atherosclerosis.

Angioplasty may be performed in the following conditions:

  • When medicines do not work to rectify current heart condition
  • When chest pain does not go away
  • To deal with heart blockage conditions

What is IVUS Guidance?

The angioplasty becomes safer and more accurate when it is guided with the intervention of IVUS.

The Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a special type of medical methodology, which includes a catheter with a very small ultrasound probe attached to visualize the blockages in arteries.

It’s a device used to generate sound waves to produce images of blood vessels. It helps to determine the exact form of plaque buildup in our arteries.

The purpose of using IVUS is to get accurate results from angioplasty while using no ionizing radiation, which leaves almost zero harmful effects. The modern x-rays are not able to produce such clear pictures as the IVUS does.

IVUS is one of the most advanced imaging technology used by all cardiovascular surgeons who are serving worldwide.

One of the best heart hospitals in Delhi & Gurgaon, Signature Hospital has appointed the master team of cardiologist doctors to perform the latest IVUS directed cardiac surgeries.

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