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Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

  • What is Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty?

    Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, commonly known as ballooning, is a non-surgical procedure that is used to re-open the coronary (heart) arteries that have been narrowed or blocked due to the build up of plaques (fatty deposits), allowing the blood flow to the heart muscle to be restored.

    • During the procedure, a flexible catheter (thin tube) with a deflated balloon at the tip is inserted into an artery in the leg.
    • The catheter is then slowly guided towards the affected part of the coronary artery, and the balloon inflated and deflated several times to squeeze the plaques against the wall of the coronary arteries.
    • This will result in the widening of the artery and the restoration of normal blood flow to the part of the heart muscle that is fed by this artery.
    • A stent (a tiny expandable metal coil) may also be implanted to help keep the artery open and decrease the risk of re-blockage.
  • Your doctor may recommend percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty if prescribed medications and lifestyle changes have not been enough to reduce the effects of the blocked arteries. Your doctor might also recommend this procedure if your symptoms, including chest pain and shortness of breath, are getting worse.

    The success rate of this procedure is very high (around 90%) and the risk of complications is very low. percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that does not need the use of general anaesthesia. A successful angioplasty can reduce your symptoms (chest pain), allow you to resume normal activity and increase your chances of long-term survival.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff operate at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Mount Elizabeth Novena – both award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and modern facilities. Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the high-quality, customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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  • With the Price Assurance Programme, expect to pay no more than the listed price for each medical procedure.

    *Terms & Conditions:

    • Bundles under this programme apply to standard procedures, without complications.
    • Bundles are applicable only at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard) and for patients who self-pay in full to the hospital. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card. The hospital will assist with the submission of claims for Medisave, Medishield and Integrated Shield Plans.
    • The programme is applicable to doctors in the panel.
    • Prices include hospital stay (type of stay as stated for each bundle), operation costs, doctors' fees (surgeon and anaesthetist, where anaesthetist is applicable) and GST. Pre-admission investigations, post-hospital follow-up treatment and outpatient charges are excluded.
    • Prices may be revised without advance notice.
    • Other terms and conditions may apply.

    For more information on the Price Assurance Programme, please call +65 6653 6286.

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