At Dr. Subhash Dukiya Heart Centre in Sikar, our best cardiologist and his team offer Angioplasty treatment for those patients who have fatty plaques in their heart’s blood vessels.

What is an Angioplasty?

Angioplasty (AN-jee-o-plas-tee), is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. It is also called percutaneous coronary intervention. Angioplasty may also help to reduce symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Sometimes cardiologists may also use angioplasty during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to your heart.

What does angioplasty do?

Angioplasty treats the buildup of fatty plaques (a type of heart disease known as atherosclerosis) in the heart’s blood vessels.

When to See A Cardiologist For Angioplasty?

Not every heart patient is the right candidate for Angioplasty treatment. You need to find out when you need an angioplasty by consulting your cardiologist today. But, check out some common symptoms first that define you are in need of this treatment.

Hence, you may in need of Angioplasty treatment if:

  • When you have tried some lifestyle changes and medications but you didn’t find any improvement in your heart health.
  • You are suffering from chest pain (angina) that is increasing day by day.
  • You have a heart attack

Again, keep in mind that Angioplasty is a treatment that isn’t for everyone. It depends on the extent of heart disease and the overall health of the patient.

Apart from this;

Your heart doctor may also check whether you may be in need coronary artery bypass surgery; if:

  • The main artery that brings blood to the left side of your heart is narrow
  • Your heart muscle is weak
  • You have diabetes and multiple severe blockages in your arteries

In coronary artery bypass surgery, the blocked part of your artery is bypassed using a healthy blood vessel from another part of your body.

What you can expect

Before Angioplasty Procedure in Sikar

First, our cardiologist will check the patient medical history and do an in-depth thorough examination. Then, we perform some routine tests, including a chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, and blood tests, before the angioplasty procedure. Our cardiologists will also perform a coronary angiogram to see if the arteries to your(patient’s) heart are blocked and if they can be treated with angioplasty.

If a blockage has been seen during the coronary angiogram, it’s possible that the cardiologist may decide to perform angioplasty and stenting immediately after the angiogram while your heart is still catheterized.

During the procedure

Angioplasty is performed through an artery in your groin, arm, or wrist area. During the procedure, you will be awake. The procedure can take up to several hours and it depends on the difficulty and number of blockages and whether any complications arise. You might feel little pressure in the area where the catheter is inserted. You may also feel some mild discomfort when the balloon is inflated and your artery is stretched, but typically you shouldn’t feel any sharp pain during the procedure because the cardiologist will give you local anesthesia.

After the procedure

If you had a nonemergency procedure, then you need to stay overnight at a heart hospital while your heart is monitored and your medications are adjusted. You may resume your work or your normal routine the week after angioplasty.

The cardiologist will advise you to take some precautions such as drink plenty of fluids to help flush your body with the contrast dye, avoid strenuous exercise, and lifting heavy objects for at least a day afterward.


Angioplasty is one of the less-invasive methods but the procedure still carries some risks.

The most common angioplasty risks include:

  • Re-narrowing of your artery
  • Blood clots. 
  • Bleeding

Other rare risks of angioplasty include:

  • You may Have a Heart attack during the Angioplasty
  • Coronary artery damage during the procedure
  • The dye used during angioplasty and stent placement may cause Kidney Problems
  • The patient may have a stroke during angioplasty if plaques break loose when the catheters are being threaded through the aorta.
  • Irregular heartbeats during treatment


Angioplasty treatment increases blood flow through the previously narrowed or blocked coronary artery. Successful angioplasty also means you might not have to undergo coronary artery bypass surgery, a more invasive procedure that requires a longer recovery time. Having angioplasty and stenting doesn’t mean your heart disease goes away. You’ll need to continue healthy lifestyle habits and take medications as prescribed by your doctor.

If you are experiencing symptoms similar to those you had before your procedure, such as chest pain or shortness of breath, contact the best heart hospital in Sikar-Dr.Subhash Dukiya Heart Centre.