PreOp Patient Education
Friday, April 03, 2020

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Balloon Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty


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Your doctor understands that all medical care benefits from close collaboration between physician and patient -- so be sure to review, with your doctor, all risks and alternatives and make sure you understand the reasons behind the recommendation for this particular procedure.

Now let's talk in detail about the procedure your doctor has recommended. That particular recommendation was based on a number of factors:

  • the state of your health,

  • the severity of your condition,

  • an assessment of alternative treatments or procedures and finally,

  • the risks associated with doing nothing at all.

And remember, the final decision is up to you. No one can force you to undergo a surgical procedure against your will.

In some cases, patients will decide not to have a balloon angioplasty simply out of fear.
It's important however to understand that balloon angioplasty is one of the safest and most non-intrusive methods of improving the health of your heart. Choosing not to have a balloon angioplasty may put your health at risk.
The symptoms your having may be warning signs of a serious and even life-threatening medical problem.
For that reason you should carefully consider the value of your doctor's recommendation to undergo balloon angioplasty.
Now I'd like to introduce you to another important member of the medical team -- the nurse.

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