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I have to have a coronary angioplasty.

I have to have a coronary angioplasty can anyone well me what it is like? and what treatment is likely after this procedure, Spider thank you so much for your kind thoughts and best wishes. There are some really kind and thoughtful people around and I suspect that you are one of them. I also would like to wish you all the very best and that your health will improve after your procedure. Take care now. Nettie X Actually it s an angiogram I m having I misunderstood what the doctor said apparently. I thought is strange that I hadn t had the angiongram before the angioplasty. Now that s cleared up I feel better.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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A small incision is made in the groin and a camera is inserted into an artery which is "fed" through to the heart. Then a dye is injected which shows where and how many veins are blocked. You can see the heart etc on the TV Monitor. It is completely painless and over in a very short while. At least that was my experience!!
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