Care to be taken post Angioplasty

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Angioplasty, also knows as Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries (the main blood vessels supplying the heart).
Care to take post your procedure is as follows:
  • Most people go home the day after the procedure. They are able to walk the day after the PCI procedure.
  • Follow up with your doctor once every 3 months and then once every year.
  • Take the medicines prescribed regularly. These medicines will prevent bloods clots from forming.
  • Lifestyle changes include changing your diet, quitting smoking, being physically active, loosing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress.
In your yearly checkup, get the following blood tests done regularly:
  1. Routine Blood
  2. Lipid Profile
  3. Blood Pressure and Physical Examination
  4. Stress Test
  5. 2D Echo if required by your cardiologist.
Finally eat healthy and stay stress free.
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