CENTER OF EXCELLENCE - Angioplasty and Stents Treatment

Our specialists use novel techniques and minimally invasive procedures to widen arteries narrowed by peripheral artery disease.

You’ll find some of the best heart doctors in India at Primus. Our cardiologists, heart specialists, and heart surgeons have advanced training in heart disease, conduct research, and use a team approach to manage and treat your heart condition. Their collective experience in treating thousands of people with heart disease ensures you receive the best care.

Why Choose Primus

Having a Primus heart specialist manage your care gives you access to the latest technology and treatments. Our ongoing collaboration to set nationally accepted treatment guidelines ensures you benefit from heart care that is backed by experience and results.

Superior Heart Care Outcomes

Studies show that major medical centers like ours that treat high volumes of patients achieve better results -- including fewer complications, faster recovery, and better long-term survival rates.

Lifesaving Initiatives for Heart Attack

Our efforts to improve cardiac care include an emergency response protocol for heart attack that ensures patients receive lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow as quickly as possible. As a result, we’ve helped increase survival rates across the nation for the most serious form of heart attack.

High-Tech Heart Imaging

Imaging tests and minimally invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterization are the best way for you to get the right treatment at the right time and the best possible outcome. Only large heart centers like Primus have the most up-to-date technology and credentialed, certified heart specialists who make treatment recommendations based on what they see.

Heart Specialists and Surgery Doctors
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Dr. Vikas Chopra

Interventional Cardiologist
OPD Timings
Monday - Saturday
9 A.M to 5 P.M
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a treatment that uses balloon to improve blood flow to the heart by opening a narrowed or blocked coronary artery. It is usually followed by stent placement

How does Angioplasty work?

It may help control your symptoms, to lower your chance of further heart problems, you will need to make and maintain changes to your lifestyle and regularly and take medicines. It is life saving in patients with heart attack and is the treatment of choice.

What is a stent?

A stent is a metal mesh tube that can be inserted into a narrowed artery. It acts as an internal support framework to keep the artery open, by continuing to press plaque back against the artery wall. This allows blood to flow freely through the artery.

Often a stent is coated with medication which is slowly released into the surrounding area, helping to lower the chance of the artery blocking again.

When can I go home after an angioplasty?

You may need to stay in hospital for 1-2 days following the procedure. You may be asked to drink fluids to prevent dehydration and flush the dye from your kidneys.

When can I get back to normal activities?

Most people resume normal everyday activities within one to two days of returning home and can usually go back to work after a week.

Risks involved in having an angioplasty

Minor complications may include:

  • Bleeding and hematoma formation at the wound site – this should improve after a few days.
  • Allergy to the contrast dye used, causing symptoms such as a rash – you should discuss any allergies that you have with your cardiologist before having the procedure.
More serious complications are very rare, but may include:
  • Damage to the artery in the arm or groin from the catheter, possibly affecting blood supply to the limb.
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Damage to the kidneys caused by the contrast dye
  • Tissue damage caused by X-ray radiation if the procedure is prolonged
  • Serious bleeding
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Death.

Preparing For Your Visit
    If you are visiting our office for the first time, we ask that you bring
  • A list of your current medications.
  • Copies of any recent x-rays, CT scans or MRI images.