What is a stent ?
A stent is an expandable metallic tube which is crimped on to a thin balloon. A stent is implanted to support the artery and keep theAfter the angioplasty, patient is required to stay in the hospital for 2 -3 days. And can resume full activity within a few days of returning home.
Angioplasty is not a cure, but a treatment to reduce the effects of coronary artery disease.Following angioplasty, diet and medications have to be strictly followed to reduce the risk of recurrences.
Before and After the procedure.
There is also a lot a patient can do, both before and after the procedure, to help himself.
- Stop smoking
- Maintain ideal body weight
- Control cholesterol level
- Exercise regularly
- Take medication regularly
- Have regular follow ups and monitor the progress with appropriate tests as recommended by doctor.