A heart attack generally occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. A person suffering from a heart attack may feel intense chest pains. Other symptoms include pain or discomfort in the arms, neck, back, stomach, or jaw and sudden shortness of breath. Smoking and obesity are major contributing factors to heart-attacks. Treatments range from lifestyle changes, medication, and stents to bypass surgery.
Undergoing a stent implant is daunting for most people, but having information at hand can demystify the process and make the situation a tiny bit less scary. While most of your questions can and should be answered by your cardiologist, here are a few things you should know about before getting a stent.
With over 13 years of experience as an Interventional Cardiologist in the UK, Dr. Nimit Shah talks about the various risks and benefits of angioplasty, the different kinds of angioplasty procedures, and the different kinds of drug stents available in the country for the same.