Q. What is the duration of Angioplasty?
Angioplasty is a quick procedure and takes almost one hour. However, the patient needs to stay back in the hospital for almost 12 to 16 hours for recovery.
Q. Which types of angioplasty do you offer?
We offer four types of angioplasty including balloon angioplasty, laser angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting. Our cardiac experts will closely examine you and suggest the most suitable treatment.
Q. How long does an angiogram take?
The procedure takes almost 2-3 hours, and the doctors prefer giving moderate sedation to the patients. After the procedure, our team of experts monitor you for 4-6 hours, and the radiologist examines you before discharge.
Q. What are the formalities before the angiogram?
Our experts carry out some recommended lab tests before performing the angiogram to determine your body’s ability to form a blood clot. Your doctor will guide you about medications, and eating and drinking before the procedure. You will be required to bring along the current list of medication and allergies. We don’t take any responsibility for your valuable items, so kindly don’t carry them along to the hospital.
Q. How will I be monitored after fixing a pacemaker?
After the pacemaker is fixed, our team will attach a special monitor to you to know your heart and eye rhythm. Our team will also carry out a chest x-ray to examine your lungs and the position of the pacemaker and leads.
Q. When Will I Be Discharged after Pacemaker Fixing Procedure?
A majority of people are discharged the same day of the procedure. However, depending on your condition you might have to stay for a couple of days also.
Q. Is UFE Procedure Painful?
Our team will administer a local anaesthetic in the patient’s thigh where the catheter is inserted. Usually, it is a painless procedure as it is performed under conscious sedation. However, slight discomfort is expected.
Q. What are the pre-treatment procedures of the Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)?
Our team of experts will examine you to suggest whether PAE is suitable for you or not. If they feel you require the treatment, they will schedule your PAE.
Q. What are the formalities of the PAE procedure?
On the day of treatment, you will have to bring a list of allergies, current medication, medical information, and medicine card along with you. We don’t take any responsibility for your valuable items, so kindly don’t carry them along to the hospital.
Q. Will I Be Assigned to One Cardiologist at The Hospital?
Yes, when you call to schedule an appointment with the cardiologist at Almas Hospital, you will be assigned to a primary cardiologist of your choice. However, our team of physicians join up to provide the best patient care, so that you enjoy the best treatment.
Q. Will My Scheduled Cardiology Tests Performed in The Doctor’s Office?
The common tests including ECG, stress testing, BP monitoring and vascular testing will be performed in the doctor’s office. However, invasive procedures like catheterization and device placement will be planned for the hospital.
Q. How to Schedule Cardiac Catheterization or Angioplasty?
TAlmas Hospital coordinators will contact you to discuss the timings of the cardiac procedures that precisely meet your requirements. Our team will discuss the pre-procedure testing requirements, instructions to follow before the procedure, and suitable timings. Our cardiac specialists will be present to discuss any issues related to your approaching procedures.
Q. Where to See the Doctor at the time of the Appointment?
The physicians are available in their offices at the designated time of appointments. Our support staff is present to accommodate your needs, and facilitate you in every manner.