Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
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Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a medical procedure that is used to treat coronary artery disease, which is a condition that occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked. PTCA is also known as balloon angioplasty or simply angioplasty
During the procedure, a small balloon catheter is inserted into the blocked or narrowed artery through a small incision made in the groin or arm. The catheter is then guided through the artery using imaging techniques such as X-ray fluoroscopy and positioned at the site of the blockage.
Once in position, the balloon is inflated, which compresses the plaque against the artery walls, widening the artery and restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. In some cases, a small metal mesh tube called a stent may be inserted to help keep the artery open after the balloon is deflated.
PTCA is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia and is usually done on an outpatient basis. The procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete, and most patients can return to normal activities within a few days.