Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease
There are different treatment plans. Your doctor will decide the appropriate plan for you, depending on the nature and extent of your disease and factors such as your age and presence of other diseases, if any. In general there are three different modes of treatment:
Balloon Angioplasty/with Stent Insertion (PTCA)
This procedure is accomplished with a small balloon catheter inserted into an artery in the groin or arm, and advanced to the narrowing in the coronary artery. The balloon is then inflated to enlarged the narrowing in the artery. When successful, PTCA can relieve chest pain of angina and minimize or stop a heart attack without having the patient undergo open–heart Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery.
This surgery creates new routes around narrowed arteries, allowing sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscles.
Untreated Ischemic Heart Disease
If left untreated, ischemic heart disease keeps on progressing and may lead to heart attack.
Contact your doctor immediately in case of
- Chest pain.
- Acute breathlessness.
- Sudden feeling of incapacitation.