You need a Permanent One!
Angioplasty squashes the plaque against the sides of your artery walls with a balloon and then holds it captive with a metal stent. After surgery you will still have Cardiovascular disease, because the plaque buildup you have in other areas of your body has not been addressed! In addition the plaque is still present next to the stent in the artery.
Surgery does not have to be your first choice, but it is one of your choices, because 40 % of those having heart surgery can suffer long term mental dysfunction because of the surgery. Surgery only provides temporary relief, and never address' the cause of the disease, this insures you will have regular visits to the doctor's office along with lifelong prescriptions refills. This is what modern medicine is all about folks. You can't win.
Coronary angioplasty (AN-jee-o-plas-tee) is a procedure to open clogged blood vessels of the heart. Coronary angioplasty treats vessels, called coronary arteries, which deliver blood to heart muscles. A tiny balloon on a narrow tube, called a catheter, is used to widen a clogged artery and improve blood flow.
Angioplasty is often followed by the placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent. The stent helps prop the artery open and decreases the chance of the artery narrowing again. Most stents are coated with medicine that helps keep the artery open.
Angioplasty and stent placement may be a planned procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscles. The procedure also may be used as emergency treatment for a heart attack.