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Angioplasty and the Cath Lab - Bleeding Problems With Atherectomy

This page contains links to eMedTV Heart Disease Articles containing information on subjects from Angioplasty and the Cath Lab to Bleeding Problems With Atherectomy. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Angioplasty and the Cath Lab
    Angioplasties are performed in a "cath lab." This eMedTV segment provides basic information about angioplasty and the cath lab, including details concerning things you can expect to see (such as monitors and other equipment) during your surgery.
  • Angioplasty Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Angioplasty Complications and Immediate Surgery
    As this eMedTV page explains, serious complications during angioplasty can require emergency interventions such as coronary artery bypass surgery. This article discusses angioplasty complications and immediate surgery.
  • Angioplasty Procedure
    An angioplasty is a procedure used to unblock a coronary artery. This part of the eMedTV archives offers a comprehensive overview of this procedure, including information on the use of stents and balloon catheters during an angioplasty.
  • Angioplasty Recovery
    After an angioplasty, most people stay in the hospital for one to two days. This eMedTV article offers a step-by-step look at angioplasty recovery, from what to expect in the recovery room to precautions to be aware of once you are home.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Abrupt or Sudden Closure of the Artery
    During angioplasty, a tear to the inside of the artery may occur as the balloon expands against the plaque. This video talks about what can happen if the tear progresses and becomes quite large.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Bleeding Problems
    This clip explains the bleeding problems that can be associated with blood-thinning drugs.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Blood Vessel Injuries
    Blood clots and ongoing bleeding are two of the blood vessel problems that can occur with this procedure. This video clip talks in detail about these and other problems.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Coronary Bypass, Balloon Pump, and/or Pacemaker
    This clip discusses the likelihood of needing a coronary bypass surgery during angioplasty.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Heart Attack
    This interactive clip talks about the risk of heart attack during this procedure.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Heart Injury
    This clip deals with some of the heart injuries that can occur with this procedure.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Infections
    This video clip explains why infections are unlikely with a cardiac catheterization.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Irregular Heartbeats
    Irregular heart rhythms are a relatively common occurrence during this procedure. This video clip takes a closer look at irregular heart rhythms.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Kidney Problems
    This video clip explains the likelihood of kidneys problems and how it's handled.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Loss of Life
    This video clip describes the chances of loss of life occurring.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Medical Equipment Failure
    This clip describes the way medical equipment can fail.
  • Angioplasty Risks -- Stroke
    Strokes are another complication of this procedure. This video clip explains how often this complication occurs.
  • Angioplasty Risks and Kidney Disease
    Patients with kidney disease have a higher risk of kidney failure when they undergo an angioplasty. As this eMedTV segment explains, this is due to the use of intravenous contrast dye. This article discusses angioplasty risks and kidney disease.
  • Anhinha
    Angina is a condition that occurs when the heart is not getting enough blood. This eMedTV segment lists common symptoms, risk factors, and various treatment options for this condition. Anhinha is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Anjana
    People with angina occasionally feel chest pain or discomfort. This eMedTV resource explains why angina occurs, lists the different types of this condition, and describes common symptoms that occur. Anjana is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Anjina
    People with angina are more likely to have a heart attack than those without angina. This eMedTV page provides an overview of angina, which occurs when the heart muscle temporarily lacks oxygen-rich blood. Anjina is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Anjinhu
    Angina, which occurs when the heart does not get enough blood, is characterized by chest pain or discomfort. This eMedTV page lists symptoms of the condition and explains what treatment options are available. Anjinhu is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Anjuna
    Angina occurs when some of the heart muscle is temporarily not getting enough blood. This eMedTV Web page explains what causes angina and offers information on how you can help prevent this condition. Anjuna is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Antes de su Cirugía de Corazón
    Hablemos ahora de lo que sucederá antes del procedimiento.
  • Are Plant Sterols Safe?
    Since plant sterol products are very common, many people wonder, "Are plant sterols safe?" This eMedTV page discusses the safety of plant sterols and explains what you should be aware of before using any plant sterol supplements.
  • Arterias Bloqueadas (cabg)
    Ahora que ha visto cómo funciona un corazón sano, veamos lo que sucede cuando las arterias coronarias se estrechan o bloquean.
  • Artery Reclosure and Angioplasty
    Artery reclosure during angioplasty may be caused by such things as blood clots or a tear in the artery. This eMedTV segment discusses artery reclosure and angioplasty, including information about how a reclosure is treated.
  • Artery Reclosure and Atherectomy
    Artery reclosure can occur after an atherectomy if a tear becomes too large and blocks blood flow. This eMedTV page explains the link between artery reclosure and atherectomy, why it occurs, possible symptoms, and how it is treated.
  • Aspirin and Heart Attacks
    This eMedTV article discusses research on aspirin as a heart attack prevention method in detail, including who should and should not take the drug and important considerations. Specific findings as they relate to men and women are also provided.
  • Aspirin and Heart Disease
    This eMedTV article discusses heart disease and aspirin, and provides general guidelines for who should take aspirin. However, this approach should be discussed with your doctor first to weigh the risks of aspirin versus the benefits.
  • Atherectomy
    During an atherectomy, a special pulverizing device is used to clean the arteries in your heart. This eMedTV Web page discusses this procedure in detail, including why it is performed, recovery expectations, and possible complications.
  • Atherectomy Alternatives
    While your doctor may recommend it, you may decide you don't want an atherectomy. Alternatives explained in this eMedTV article include heart medications or bypass surgery.
  • Atherectomy and the Cath Lab
    Before an atherectomy, you will be taken to the cath lab, which is where the procedure is performed. This eMedTV resource discusses atherectomy and the cath lab, what monitors might be used, and what you may see and hear.
  • Atherectomy Complications and Immediate Surgery
    Although rare, there is a risk of developing atherectomy complications, and immediate surgery may be needed. This eMedTV resource discusses the complications that can occur and the type of surgery often performed in such cases, such as bypass.
  • Atherectomy Expectations
    Depending on whether your doctor chooses to use a stent, your results after an atherectomy may vary. This eMedTV segment describes reasonable atherectomy expectations, statistics about the procedure, and possible benefits of the surgery.
  • Atherectomy Procedure
    An atherectomy procedure is performed to open dangerous blockages in your heart. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses what typically occurs during and after this procedure, as well as symptoms to watch for during the surgery.
  • Atherectomy Recovery
    During your atherectomy recovery period, you need to avoid strenuous physical activity for one to two weeks. This eMedTV Web page explains other aspects of the recovery process, including restrictions your doctor will place on you after you go home.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Abrupt or Sudden Closure of the Artery
    During angioplasty, a tear to the inside of the artery may occur as the balloon expands against the plaque. This video talks about what can happen if the tear progresses and becomes quite large.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Bleeding Problems
    This clip explains the bleeding problems that can be associated with blood-thinning drugs.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Blood Vessel Injuries
    Blood clots and ongoing bleeding are two of the blood vessel problems that can occur with this procedure. This video clip talks in detail about these and other problems.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Coronary Bypass, Balloon Pump, and/or Pacemaker
    This clip discusses the likelihood of needing a coronary bypass surgery during angioplasty.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Heart Attack
    This interactive clip talks about the risk of heart attack during this procedure.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Heart Injury
    This clip deals with some of the heart injuries that can occur with this procedure.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Infections
    This video clip explains why infections are unlikely with a cardiac catheterization.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Irregular Heartbeats
    Irregular heart rhythms are a relatively common occurrence during this procedure. This video clip takes a closer look at irregular heart rhythms.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Kidney Problems
    This video clip explains the likelihood of kidneys problems and how it's handled.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Loss of Life
    This video clip describes the chances of loss of life occurring.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Medical Equipment Failure
    This clip describes the way medical equipment can fail.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- No Reflow
    Just like other complications that result in a decrease in blood flow to the heart muscle, No Reflow can result in a heart attack. This video offers a detailed look at No Reflow.
  • Atherectomy Risks -- Stroke
    Strokes are another complication of this procedure. This video clip explains how often this complication occurs.
  • Atherectomy Risks for Diabetic Patients
    This video clip explains the special risks this procedure has for people with diabetes.
  • Atherectomy Risks for People With Kidney Disease
    This video addresses risks involved with this procedure for people with kidney disease.
  • Atherectomy Risks With Kidney Disease
    People with kidney disease have a higher chance of experiencing kidney failure due to an atherectomy. As this eMedTV page explains, atherectomy risks with kidney disease can include kidney failure brought on by the dyes used during the surgery.
  • Atheroscerosis
    This eMedTV resource explores atherosclerosis, a condition that is also known as hardening of the arteries. This page covers atherosclerosis causes, risk factors, and treatment options. Atheroscerosis is a common misspelling of atherosclerosis.
  • Atherosclerosis
    Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque buildup causes hardening and narrowing of major arteries. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this topic, including symptoms, diagnosis, and what can happen if the condition is left untreated.
  • Atherosclerosis Diagnosis
    After conducting a physical exam, a doctor making an atherosclerosis diagnosis may recommend certain tests. This eMedTV resource takes a look at several of the tests used to reach this diagnosis, such as CT scans and angiography.
  • Atherosclerosis Disease
    This selection of the eMedTV archives provides a brief overview of atherosclerosis, a disease that causes blood vessels to harden. This segment addresses how the disease develops, symptoms, and treatment options, with a link to more information.
  • Atherosclerosis Prevention
    As this eMedTV article explains, preventing atherosclerosis usually involves making lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet. This resource takes an in-depth look at how to lower your risk of atherosclerosis.
  • Atherosclerosis Risk Factors
    Risk factors for atherosclerosis include smoking, being overweight or obese, and having high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page discusses these and other atherosclerosis risk factors, such as having a family history of early heart disease.
  • Atherosclerosis Symptoms
    Chest pain, sudden numbness, and shortness of breath are some of the signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis. This eMedTV article takes a look at atherosclerosis symptoms and lists the symptoms that can occur based on the arteries that are affected.
  • Atherosclerosis Treatment
    Atherosclerosis treatment starts with making lifestyle changes. As this segment of the eMedTV website explains, atherosclerosis treatment may also involve medications (such as ACE inhibitors or beta blockers) and/or procedures such as angioplasty.
  • Athersclerosis
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how atherosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels become hard and narrow. This page also discusses several risk factors for this condition. Athersclerosis is a common misspelling of atherosclerosis.
  • Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery
    Atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm) sometimes occurs after cardiac surgery. This part of the eMedTV library describes the symptoms of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery and explains how your doctor can treat it.
  • Avoid All-or-Nothing Thinking
    Many people just dive head-first into drastic lifestyle changes after getting the wake-up call of needing a stent. However, as the scariness of the situation fades and the novelty of healthy living wears off, it's easy to slip back into old habits. Be watchful for this tendency, and try to avoid an all-or-nothing approach. Just because you screwed up and ate a horrendously unhealthy meal today doesn't mean you should do so tomorrow too. Don't beat yourself up too much -- just jump right back in and keep up the good work!
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at beating heart bypass surgery, including how it differs from other heart surgeries, expected benefits, and possible risks. As the name suggests, this operation is performed while the heart is beating.
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery Alternatives
    For patients wishing to avoid beating heart bypass surgery, alternatives described in this eMedTV resource include medication, balloon angioplasty, or placement of a stent. This resource also explains when each might be chosen and possible risks.
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery and the Operating Room
    This eMedTV resource outlines what will happen to the patient once in the beating heart bypass surgery operating room. The room contains special equipment, such as heart monitors, anesthesia equipment, and sterile instruments.
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery Expectations
    For many patients, beating heart bypass surgery expectations are high. This eMedTV resource discusses the factors, such as high cholesterol and tobacco use, that can lead to closed grafts and lowered expectations with this type of surgery.
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery Recovery
    A patient's beating heart bypass surgery recovery must be closely monitored to avoid complications. This eMedTV Web page outlines standard recovery procedures, things to do and not to do after surgery, and tips on follow-up care.
  • Before Cardiac Catheterization
    You should avoid food or drinks for eight hours before cardiac catheterization. As this eMedTV article explains, your doctor will give you instructions on when to arrive at the medical facility, how to prepare for your procedure, and what to expect.
  • Before Your Angioplasty
    This multimedia clip explains how you can prepare for your procedure.
  • Before Your Cardiac Catheterization
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Before Your Heart Surgery
    This video clip discusses what you can expect before your heart surgery.
  • Before Your Procedure (Angioplasty and Atherectomy)
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Benefits of Centrum Cardio
    Centrum Cardio may be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, as well as promoting a healthy heart. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at other possible Centrum Cardio benefits, such as antioxidant effects and maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
  • Benefits of CoQ10
    As this eMedTV page explains, CoQ10 may be beneficial for people with certain health problems, such as Parkinson's disease, specific heart problems, and male infertility. This page discusses the research that has been done on these CoQ10 benefits.
  • Benefits of DHA
    DHA is beneficial for helping with fetal and infant brain and eye development. As this eMedTV article explains, there are many other benefits of DHA. For example, DHA supplements may also help lower triglycerides and increase "good" cholesterol.
  • Benefits of Fish Oil
    This eMedTV page explains that treating cardiovascular disease, helping with weight loss, and reducing the risk of certain conditions are among the benefits of fish oil. This page explores these benefits and discusses using the supplements in children.
  • Benefits of Flaxseed Oil Information
    Flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that may provide a few different health benefits. This part of the eMedTV Web site explores the potential benefits of flaxseed oil and explains whether flaxseed oil products are helpful for children.
  • Benefits of Garlic
    As this eMedTV page explains, garlic contains several active components, which may provide a variety of health benefits. Garlic may help with certain heart problems and prevent some cancers. It may also have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Benefits of Plant Sterols
    Plant sterols appear to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. This eMedTV segment discusses other potential benefits of plant sterols and explains how the natural compounds work for reducing cholesterol levels.
  • Benefits of Vitamin C
    Vitamin C appears to be beneficial for many uses, including common cold prevention and asthma treatment. This eMedTV Web page explores the other potential health benefits of vitamin C and explains whether children should use the vitamin.
  • Benifits of Garlic
    Many people may consume garlic to help treat or prevent certain health conditions, such as some cancers. This eMedTV page takes a look at the benefits and effectiveness of garlic. Benifits of garlic is a common misspelling of benefits of garlic.
  • Betapace
    Betapace is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of various irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV resource describes the specific effects of the medication, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information, and more.
  • Betapace Dosage
    Betapace is usually taken one to three times a day. As this page from the eMedTV site explains, your doctor will determine an appropriate dose of Betapace for your situation based on your kidney function, which is measured using a simple blood test.
  • Betapace Interactions
    Reserpine, clonidine, and digoxin are medications that may cause drug interactions with Betapace. As this eMedTV segment explains, these interactions can lead to dangerous arrhythmias, a slow heart rate, and other potentially serious problems.
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