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Come to use the service regularly. Service is very good. The diabetes department may have to wait for a very long time. There are few doctors and many patients. It's generally considered good.
Amazing doctors, amazing staff. The doctor and nurses were very caring. Answered all of my questions clearly and provided excellent service. They were all quick and efficient. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and the food was great. If you want to undergo medical treatment in Phuket, you should definitely choose Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
The staff were amazing!!! Also the doctor and nurses were fantastic. I couldn't have wished for more caring individuals to look after me. They go the extra mile to try and put me at ease. I feel like I was getting first-class treatment during my stay there. Thanks to the highly qualified doctor and up to date surgical equipment, my surgery went well. Surgery cost is very affordable as well. :)
The doctor and all the other staff are very thorough and compassionate. I came here for an angiogram, and I was somewhat scared at the thought of getting it, but the doctor and staff were absolutely fantastic. I ended up having a stent, and the whole team made it bearable. Thank you to all the staff who really went over and above for me. I feel so lucky to have chosen Thonburi hospital for my treatment.
I understand why this hospital is considered the best in Thailand. Traveled all the way from Australia to get my treatment here after I heard good things about it. Superb staff, very friendly, attentive, and helpful. Many of the staff can speak English, so communication is not a problem. I asked many questions and told them my concerns, and they answered patiently and put me at ease. Had to stay for several days after my treatment. The room was super clean, well-designed, and definitely made me feel comfortable. The nurses checked on me every hour or so, and the food was surprisingly great. Though having to stay in a hospital is never a good experience, I would say my time in Bumrungrad was a pleasant one. A bit pricey when compared to other hospitals around the area, but with the quality service and high-level care offered, it was all worth it.
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Coronary Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure to open up clogged coronary arteries and it is also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Coronary arteries provide blood to heart tissue. In this method, a balloon is temporarily inserted into the blocked artery and inflated to increase its diameter. Blocked coronary artery causes chest pain and shortness of breath, Angioplasty helps reduce both these problems. Also, it is performed during the treatment of a heart attack to open up the arteries rapidly. It prevents damage to your heart and Coronary arteries are end arteries. Once they are blocked, there is no anastomosis to provide an alternative and as a result, the cardiac muscles die. This poses a lot of risks to your health.
It is primarily a treatment for atherosclerosis, with this disease; fat plaques are deposited into the coronary arteries. Angioplasty is chosen when lifestyle changes and medicines do not work and if the plaque continues to deposit, several health problems are initiated.
Not everyone can go for an angioplasty. If you have plaques in multiple arteries a coronary bypass surgery is chosen. Similarly, if you are suffering from other diseases such as diabetes, surgery is recommended.
Before the procedure begins, a coronary angiogram is taken to find out which artery needs angioplasty. After this, you are given a local anesthetic agent in the area where the cut is made. Only a small cut is made on the skin of the area such as thigh, arm or wrist where the artery is present through which the catheter is to be passed to reach the coronary artery. No big incision is needed for the procedure. The femoral artery, present in your groin is usually preferred for this procedure. Arteries present in your wrist and arm are less commonly chosen.
The area is cleaned with an antiseptic solution to avoid future problems. Electrode pads are placed on to your chest to monitor heart activity during the procedure. You are awake but sedated as the cardiologist proceeds. Different medicines and fluids are given through an IV catheter. Blood-thinning medicines are given to avoid clot formation. After this, the catheter with wire is passed all the way from the point of insertion to the area of blockage and you will feel the catheter in your body and if you feel sharp pain, tell your doctor immediately.
A dye is introduced into the artery through a catheter to get a clear picture through angiography. The site of the blockage becomes clear. When the catheter reaches the exact site, the balloon present at its end is inflated. This opens up the artery. Sometimes, the balloon is inflated and deflated again and again. It is done to increase the diameter of your artery. This procedure is repeated multiple times to open up all the blockage. You might experience chest pain during the procedure. After this, the deflated balloon is removed with the catheter and the small incision is stitched.
This procedure does not have a specified time period as it can take several hours depending upon the number of blocked arteries and some other factors such as your health. The length of stay in the hospital varies according to your condition. If the angioplasty is performed under non-emergency conditions, a 1 day stay in the hospital is required and your heart is continuously monitored in the hospital. You will have to remain in the Thailand for at least 14 days for regular check-ups. During these visits, your physical condition is kept under review and the stitches are removed and if there are no issues, you will be allowed to leave for home.
Recovery times depend upon the condition of the patient as it will take more time to recover if the angioplasty was performed under emergency conditions. If not, recovery will take less time. Only one week in needed to get back to your normal routine after angioplasty. You will feel tired after slight activities, but this will get better after some time.
Consider the following aftercare points whilst you are taking care of yourself at home after being discharged from the hospital:
Coronary angioplasty has a high success rate. However, it differs in accordance with the condition of the patient. According to a study, patients with angina but no history of a heart attack showed a 90% success rate while those who suffered from angina and a heart attack previously showed a 64% success rate. A Heart attack reduces the success rate of coronary angioplasty.
In the blockage of a coronary artery, a stent can be placed in the artery to increase its diameter. This keeps the artery open facilitating the blood flow. A catheter is used to insert the stent from the femoral artery mostly as it is very effective in treating heart diseases.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.