Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

Heart health is a cornerstone of overall well-being, but coronary artery disease (CAD) poses a significant challenge for many individuals. This narrowing of the pathways restricts the delivery of life-sustaining oxygen to the heart muscle. If you're navigating the complexities of CAD, exploring treatment options such as coronary balloon angioplasty can be a transformative step towards reclaiming your heart's vitality and ensuring a brighter, healthier future. Residents in the area are welcomed to call Capitol Cardiology Associates to schedule a consultation or appointment with a licensed cardiologist. Knowledgeable members of our team are on standby to address questions or concerns you may have.

Understanding Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

Coronary arteries, essential for optimal heart function, can become restricted due to plaque buildup. This can lead to symptoms like chest pain (angina) or even increase the risk of heart attack.
Coronary balloon angioplasty, also known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), is a minimally invasive procedure designed to open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. 

How Coronary Balloon Angioplasty Works

The procedure involves a specialized catheter equipped with a deflated balloon. Guided by advanced imaging technology, the catheter is gently threaded through an artery – typically in the groin or wrist – until it reaches the affected coronary artery segment.
Once in position, the balloon is inflated, exerting gentle pressure against the artery walls and compressing the plaque, thereby widening the artery and restoring proper blood flow. 
In some cases, a stent (a small mesh-like tube) may be placed during the procedure to help keep the artery open and prevent re-narrowing.

Why Patients Choose Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

By opening narrowed or blocked arteries, angioplasty relieves symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue, enhancing overall heart function and quality of life. Placing a stent during angioplasty helps maintain the patency of the treated artery over time and reduces the risk of re-narrowing.
Compared to traditional open-heart surgery, angioplasty is minimally invasive, resulting in shorter recovery times, reduced hospital stays, and a quicker return to daily activities. Angioplasty is even associated with lower complication rates compared to more invasive surgical interventions, offering a safer option for many individuals with CAD.
At Capitol Cardiology Associates, each angioplasty procedure is tailored to our patient's specific needs. We take pride in providing personalized care and optimal outcomes.

Coronary Balloon Angioplasty
Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

Is Coronary Balloon Angioplasty an Option for You?

Your cardiologist or physician may recommend coronary balloon angioplasty for you if you:

  • Experience symptoms of CAD, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fatigue.
  • Have been diagnosed with significant coronary artery narrowing or blockage.
  • Are at risk of a heart attack or other cardiac events due to CAD.
  • Seek a minimally invasive treatment option with proven efficacy and safety.

Individual cases vary, and it is important to consult with your physician and even seek a second opinion before making a decision. Residents in the area are welcomed to call Capitol Cardiology Associates to schedule a phone consultation, face-to-face meeting, or an appointment for a convenient time. Our team is here to take your call or message today.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair