Yes, he will be able to work, probably after the amount of time it takes for the artery
and/or vein incision in the groin to heal properly. After a similar procedure, a balloon valvuloplasty
, I was able to drive after a week, and felt fine right after the procedure. The angioplasty
involves looking into the coronary arteries to determine their condition, and which ones need the balloon procedure to press the placgue back against the sides of the artery, thus making the center passageway larger. It is much safer than open heart surgery, but does have some risk of actually causing a heart attack
in a severely clogged artery, or a blood vessel can be damaged on the way to the heart. The Angioplasty may have to be done again years later if the buildup occurs again. Even with bypass surgery
, which is immensely riskier, the new artery (usually a leg vein) can get clogged too. I think he should have the angioplasty. His symptoms will improve greatly and without major surgery. Good luck to both of you.