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Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting in Ranchi

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Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting Procedures


At Artemis Cardiac Centre, we are committed to taking the best care of your cardiovascular health with world-class treatments and procedures like Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting. The procedure is carried out by our experts using the finest imaging modalities and personalized techniques, based on thorough assessment to meet your specific needs. 

Our team strictly adheres to personalized treatment plans because we believe that every individual has unique medical requirements. Throughout your journey from treatment to recovery, we ensure your medical needs are being catered to with a robust approach.

Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting

What is Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting ?

Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting

Peripheral angioplasty and stenting is a procedure performed on patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition characterised by blocked or narrowed peripheral arteries, i.e. the major arteries that are responsible for supplying blood to the legs and lower extremities. PAD is a common condition, usually associated with the build-up of plaque, which restricts the flow of blood through the peripheral artery.

Peripheral angioplasty and stenting aim at clearing the blockage and preventing any future risks of the same. The procedure is minimally invasive and uses detailed imaging guidance for precise visualization. PAD is one of the most common types of atherosclerosis.

Why does one need Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting?

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting is used for treating a narrowed or blocked peripheral artery. The condition is commonly referred to as Peripheral Artery Disease and it involves the legs and lower extremities such as the feet and toes. Stenting is required in cases where doctors suspect that the artery may collapse again.

Time Taken For Procedure

Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting is broadly classified and based on the technique that is used:

Procedure Time

It can take anywhere between 1 to 3 hours

Hospital Stay

You will be discharged within a day or 2 based on your Prognosis

Recovery Period

It generally takes about 6 to 8 weeks to recover completely

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You may be recommended to go for angioplasty if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms linked to coronary artery disease, which are not responding to medication and lifestyle modifications:

Advantages of Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting

Various Advantages of Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting are:

About Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure


  • The first step is thorough consultation, during which your overall health will be assessed. Doctors will perform a physical examination and go through your medical history.
  • A series of tests may be needed for a more detailed assessment. These include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography scan and X-rays. These help the doctors to plan your treatment with a more personalized approach.
  • Your doctors will explain the procedure to you and brief you about the potential risks and benefits. You may ask questions to clear all your doubts and concerns.
  • It is important to inform your doctor if you are taking any medication as the dosage might have to be altered temporarily.
  • Make sure your doctor is well aware of any other medical condition or chronic disease that you have.
  • You need to abstain from consuming any solids or liquids, for a couple of hours prior to the surgery. You will be informed about the same by your doctor or assigned nurse.

What does the Procedure involve?

  • The procedure can take anywhere around an hour or two. It involves the use of sedatives and anaesthesia to ensure you do not feel any pain or discomfort.
  • Your vitals will be checked and noted down, and an intravenous line will be started for administering fluids and medication. Doctors will then stick tiny electrode patches on your chest to closely monitor your heartbeats.
  • The surgical site is prepared and a tiny incision is made to introduce the sheath. This serves as the entry point for the catheter, which is a tiny, flexible tube, fitted with a balloon on one of its ends.
  • Doctors use detailed imaging guidance and a guidewire to carefully move the catheter towards the blocked section of the peripheral artery.
  • Once the catheter is in the right position. Doctors carefully inflate the balloon, to open the blocked artery and restore the flow of blood. If doctors feel the need, a stent may be implanted within the affected section of the artery to prevent any blockage in future.
  • The balloon is deflated and carefully removed along with the catheter and sheath. The incision is then closed.

What follows the Procedure?

  • After the procedure is done, the patient is taken to the recovery area, from where you will be shifted to your room after gaining consciousness.
  • Your vitals will be noted from time to time to ensure there are no complications. A nurse will be assigned to take care of you and make sure you get your medication and nutritional fluids on time.
  • It is normal to experience soreness and discomfort at the site of incision for a few days. This can be managed by taking the pain medication prescribed by your doctor.
  • Patients are generally discharged within a day or two, after thorough evaluation and briefing about medication, daily activities and diet.
  • Regular follow-ups and visits are very crucial to ensure swift and hassle-free recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q -How long do the stents last after Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting?

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting is a highly effective procedure and there are very low risks of narrowing in future, only about 2 to 3% and this can be seen within 6 to 9 months of the procedure. In such cases, the patient requires another stent implantation. 

Q - What are the restrictions to be kept in mind after Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting?

After Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting, there are several things that are to be kept in mind. 

  • Do not lie in bed all day and try to walk short distances after intervals 
  • Avoid using the stairs till you recover 
  • Avoid driving unless your doctor allows you to do so
  • Do not indulge in any rigorous sport or activity
Q - Can a person lead a normal life after Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting?

The patients can go back to their normal routine within a couple of days following the procedure however it is important to understand that recovery is a slow and gradual process and it can take up to weeks to resume the normal lifestyle. The key to swift recovery is to be patient and follow all the guidelines recommended by the doctors.

Q - Does Peripheral Angioplasty involve the use of Anesthesia?

Yes, Peripheral Angioplasty is done under the influence of regional anesthesia and sedatives to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. Your doctors will discuss it with you prior to the procedure to make sure you are not allergic to any of the anesthetics.  

Q - How is Peripheral Angioplasty different from Coronary Angioplasty?

While both Peripheral Angioplasty and Coronary Angioplasty are done with the same aim of opening clogged, it is the approach used that makes them different. Coronary angioplasty is performed on the coronary artery, which supplies blood to the heart, whereas peripheral angioplasty is done on the peripheral arteries that supply blood to the limbs. 

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