Hi again ~ so, my Angio CT scan will be
My concern is 1) I am frightened about the PTA procedure that something could go wrong. I would imagine the doctor will put stents in. How safe are these? 2) how long does the result of the PTA procedure last please? Will these blockages affect my heart which is normal according to a recent Echo and ECG except for non-clinically significant mild aortic stenosis? I am doing everything possible to eliminate all risks, my LDL is 1.45, my BP is 126/58, my CRP under 5.0, I eat plant-based foods, do not smoke and so on. I am just nervous about all this. I have PTSD from historic sex abuse by a priest.
PTA is a safe procedure
PTA is a safe procedure.As the Femoral artery is blocked,it should be done.Stent is placed in the artery to prevent blockage of it again.Nothing to worry about it.
The duration of the result of the PTA procedure cannot be predicted.It doesn't affect your heart.
Mild Aortic stenosis doesn't need Valve replacement.The progress of Atherosclerosis also cannot be predicted.
As your Cardiologist also said that everything is fine, nothing to worry.
Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions,I will clarify further.
Wish you good health