What is biochemical angioplasty? How preferable it is?

In all open secrets about this, it is similar to a Fibrinolytic therapy, however the timing is the key.I would like to share an interesting article after a study we had on angioplasty and its benefits. Yes, i am talking about the Less Invasive or Minimally Invasive angioplasty also referred to as PCI.

There may be a relatively narrow time frame for doctors to use angioplasty and a stent to open the blocked arteries of heart attack patients.

A study shows that when used three to 28 days after a major heart attack, the procedure did not reduce the risk of having another heart attack, developing heart failure, or dying.

For certain heart attack victims, “there is no benefit to opening the artery late,” says researcher Judith Hochman, MD, clinical chief of cardiology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City.

The findings were posted online by The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with Hochman’s presentation at the annual meeting of the American HeartAssociation (AHA).

Angioplasty vs. Drug Therapy

Opening blocked arteries with angioplasty plus stenting in the first 12 hours after a major heart attack is known to reduce further damage and improve the chance of survival.

Having shared as above, please note that presenting 12 to 24 hours after symptom onset, the performance of primary PCI is reasonable.Fibrinolytic therapy has generally not improved outcomes in patients presenting at 12 hours or later and is therefore not indicated in those who are stable and asymptomatic. However, fibrinolysis can be considered up to 24 hours after symptom onset if the patient has ongoing or stuttering chest pain and PCI is not available.

Original Article at: https://www.quora.com/What-is-biochemical-angioplasty-How-preferable-it-is/answer/Puneet-Chandna-1

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