Heart Angioplasty & Stent Placement

Praise the Lord everyone!
In the past few months I have done articles on the heart. The heart is the beat of your body, without it you cannot live and be healthy. Now with all the common heart conditions spoken about, the most common procedure used by doctors when your heart function is in serious trouble is Heart Angioplasty and Stent Placement. These are common procedures used to open clogged arteries of the heart.This is also known as Coronary Angioplasty or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Angioplasty involves the use of a tiny balloon to widen the arteries. Stent is a tiny mesh tube inserted the arteries and left there to prevent your arteries from clogging. Both of these procedures cane be done at the same time. Atherosclerosis is the procedure done when fatty substances known as plague attaches to the wall of the arteries. The plague buildup causes the inside of the arteries to become narrow, restricting blood flow. When plague affects the coronary arteries, this is known as Coronary Heart Disease. This is a serious condition because the arteries supply fresh oxygenated blood and without this, the heart cannot function properly.
These procedures are used for the blocking of arteries and Angina. Angina is persistent chest pains that cannot be controlled with medication. These procedures are also used when someone is having a heart attack. Some heart conditions cannot be helped with these procedures. The only option at this point is surgery and faith in God. Like other surgeries, there are risks:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Breathing problems
    • Bleeding
    • Blockage of the stented arteries
    • Blood clots
    • Heart attack
    • Infection
    • Narrowing of the arteries
    • Rare side effects are stroke and seizure
Saints of God, if you had any of the heart conditions mentioned on this website and your doctor recommends this procedure, the risk of not going through this far outweighs the risk associated with this. There are times Saints that you may not even have time to prepare such as in the case of a heart attack. Your doctor will give you time to prepare if they recommend this procedure.
      Here are several ways in which you need to prepare:

    • Tell your doctor of drugs, herbs, or supplements you take
    • Stop taking drugs that blood harder to clot such as aspirin, Aleve, Advil, Plavix, or naproxen
    • Quit smoking, is another cigarette worth your health?
    • Inform doctor if you have a cold or flu
    • Take medication your doctor has prescribed, this is important
    • Follow instructions your doctor gives you (also important)
Your doctor will explain the entire procedure to you from start to finish and will answer any questions you may have.
Here are scriptures to help encourage you during this time: 1 Corinthians 6:19, Psalms 27:14, Psalms 28:7, Psalms 31:24, Proverbs 4:23, and Proverbs 17:22
Be Blessed