Your doctor may recommend Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty if prescribed medications and lifestyle changes have not been sufficient to reduce the effects of the blocked arteries. Also your doctor might recommend this procedure if your symptoms, including chest pain and shortness of breath, are getting worse.
The success rate of this procedure is very high (around 90%) and the risk of complications is very low. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require the use of general anaesthesia. A successful Angioplasty can relieve your symptoms (chest pain), allow you to resume normal activity and increase your chances of long-term survival.