When the arteries of the heart fill with plaque and begin to narrow or have restricted blood flow, it can lead to serious medical complications such as heart attack or stroke. At Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida, our coronary stenting procedure can help open up the arteries and maintain your cardiovascular health.
Contact us today at our location in Fort Myers to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for coronary stenting.
What is Coronary Stenting?
Men and women who are experiencing coronary heart disease often have restricted or partially blocked blood flow to the heart, which can lead to serious medical problems and can even be fatal if left untreated. When identified and diagnosed through sophisticated cardiac testing, coronary heart disease can often be successfully treated with coronary stenting.
Also referred to as heart stents or cardiac stents, coronary stenting involves placing expandable tubes made out of metal mesh into the arteries. These tubes treat narrowed or weakened arteries, opening them up and reducing symptoms such as chest pain that can lead to cardiovascular complications. Our cardiologists may conduct echocardiogram or stress test.
What Can I Expect During Coronary Stenting?
Prior to the procedure, you will be made comfortable with mild sedation and anesthesia, and although surgeries that involve the heart can be extensive, coronary stenting is considered a minimally-invasive procedure as no major incisions are made. This surgery can take an hour or more depending on the number of stents that need to be placed.
During your consultation with our medical team, you will discuss:
- Any preparations that need to be made prior to surgery
- Your overall health and medical history
- Your individual condition
- Your procedure, if surgery is approved
What is Recovery Like?
After your coronary stenting procedure, you will want to have someone drive you home and stay with you while you rest to ensure that no complications occur. The recovery period after surgery may vary from patient to patient, but our board-certified cardiologists will help you determine when to return to work and resume normal activities. In some cases angioplasty can be used to improve blood flow.
Although it is possible for rare complications such as blood clots to develop in the stents after surgery, our medical team will monitor your healing and progress through follow up appointments to ensure that your coronary stents are providing optimal benefit to your cardiovascular health.
Contact Cardiovascular Consultants of Southwest Florida today to schedule a consultation and find out how coronary stenting can open up clogged arteries and help improve your quality of life. Visit our top-rated cardiologists Fort Myers FL. Our friendly staff will teach you about vein compression, spider and varicose vein removal.