What Conditions Does Angioplasty Treat?

Doctors usually use angioplasty to

  • Reduce chest pain caused due to blockages in the coronary arteries - Angioplasty can treat certain types of angina.
  • Limits damage to the heart during or after heart attack - Angioplasty is an emergency treatment done in this case.

Angioplasty does not cure coronary artery disease. To prevent plaque blockages, a person needs to take prescribed medications, eat healthy foods and do regular exercise.