Cardiology:
Myocardial infarction (heart attack) — Coronary angioplasty with stent placement. Treatment abroad

Angioplasty (AP) is a surgical procedure, which allows restoring the normal blood flow in the area of ​​narrowing or occlusion of the vessel. Such an intervention is used for various types of vascular diseases, i.e. atherosclerosis, thrombosis, embolism, and arteritis. Very often, angioplasty is complemented by installation of a metal frame, stent.

Angioplasty Types

Depending on what vessel is corrected, there are four kinds of angioplasty:

  • coronary (on the arteries supplying blood to the heart)
  • cerebral (vascular brain)
  • brachiocephalic (vascular neck)
  • renovascular (on the kidney vessels)
  • in the arteries of lower extremities.

The first type of AP is the most demanded in vascular surgery. According to statistics, it accounts for about 80% surgeries.

Preparation

The issue of the procedure is addressed after the data of coronary angiography, i.e. X-ray examination of blood vessels, become available. The physician determines the degree of occlusion of the affected artery and the possibility of access to the narrowed area.

To prepare for the surgery, the patient is prescribed a set of standard research:

  • electrocardiography,
  • blood tests for HIV, hepatitis, and to determine the Rhesus factor etc.,
  • a therapist’s and cardiologist’s advice.

Procedure

30 minutes prior to angioplasty, the patient is given a sedative drug. Under local anesthesia, the physician makes a puncture of an artery in the area where the catheter will be inserted. Depending on the procedure, it can be groin, elbow or wrist area.

A catheter is a thin plastic tube. Under the X-ray monitoring, it is gently introduced into the puncture site and moved to the narrowed area. Then the microballoon is passed through the tube. In the affected site of the artery it is expanded, which leads to the vessel unfolding. Thereafter, the balloon is deflated and removed again. To support the vessel from the inside, the surgeon may install a stent.

In some clinics, a laser AP is practiced. In this case, the artery lumen is released by application of dosed radiation to its walls.

Rehabilitation

Angioplasty is characterized by low traumatism to the tissue, so the patients recover rather quickly. After the procedure, the patient is transported to the chamber, where s/he is prescribed bed rest for 6 to 10 hours. To prevent infectious complications, the antibiotics are recommended. The patient is discharged from the hospital on day 2 or 3.

In some cases, the artery restenosis can develop. Therefore, it is important to come to regular check-ups to a cardiologist and pass the follow-up tests for prevention purposes.

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 14806.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

A team of experts from the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar treats patients with cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 15101.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

Department of Cardiology is a part of one of the most prestigious German hospitals – the University Hospital Frankfurt. The doctors of the Department are not only perfectly trained, but they also pay attention to upskilling and take an active part in medical researches.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 17525.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Cardiology and Angioly at the University Hospital Charite Berlin treats patients with cardiac and angiological diseases. It is located at the Charite Mitte Campus.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 21350.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The focuses of the Medical Department I are Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine. In cooperation with the medical departments II and IV, there is treated the entire spectrum of internal diseases at the highest level.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 13955.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology at the Heidelberg University Hospital with the staff of over 500 members is the largest department of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The Department constanly expands the specialization of its clinical and scientific activities.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 17746.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 12615.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The main focus of the cardiology and angiology clinic is clinical treatment, as well as experimental and clinical studies of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and heart rhythm abnormalities.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 14981.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The department of cardiology, pneumology and internal intensive care treats cardiovascular disease and lung diseases. seriously ill patients are treated in intensive care units. The medical emphases of cardiology are the treatment of valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and myocardial insufficiency or heart failure.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 13579.00

Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Invasive Cardiology / Rhythmology at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied deals with the treatment all diseases of the cardiovascular system. Cardiology covers the full range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of heart diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

Price 13994.00

Preventicum Hospital

9.8/10 from 1 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

Basis of an optimum medical advice in the Department of Cardiology is the precise, reliable diagnosis of all possible risk factors and diseases. With the ultrasound examination, soft tissue can be well judged.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 15306.00

Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Cardiology (Medical Department I) at the District Hospital of Waldbröl offers the entire spectrum of cardiologic services at the latest scientific level. One of the main focuses is diagnosis and treatment of coronary arteries (over 3,000 examinations a year).


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Price 12753.00

Schlosspark-Klinik

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides the whole range of services in the field of modern diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 15314.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) offers the entire range of medical services of the modern cardiology and angiology, including interventional cardiology (e. g.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 14923.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The goal of the Department of Cardiology at the Essen University Hospital is to provide the best patient medical care. The Department offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for an optimal treatment of the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 15087.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment to patients with all diseases from the field of internal medicine apart from drug treatment of malignancies (cancer) and blood disorders (hematology / Department of Internal Medicine II).


Duration 10 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 12348.00