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Restenosis Treatments

Individuals with Restenosis of the coronary artery may spontaneously compensate in the event that new collateral circulations may develop around the point of obstruction becomes patent. Collateral formation with signs of adequate oxygenation may not require any intervention. Yet, those who suffer from persistent obstruction of blood flow may benefit from one of the following Restenosis treatments.

Heart Medications – The goal of medications in restenosis is to prevent further plaque depositions in the previously occluded artery. Long term anti-coagulation therapy may be warranted in this case.

Angioplasty and Stenting – This procedure make use of cardiac catheter where the flexible tube is brought to the area where the primary occlusion took place or percutaneously approached and guided by sonogram imaging. An inflatable balloon with bladed teeth may be used to score away atherosclerotic plaque deposition.

Drug Eluting Stent – In coronaries that were previously treated by balloon dilatation only, restenosis may be treated with the placement of a drug eluting stent (stents covered with special drugs that prevent scarring and plaque deposition).

Coronary Bypass – This procedure requires an open heart surgery, an alternate vessel is used to connect both healthy coronary vessels and bypass the obstructed coronaries or the plaque laden stent to ensure continuous blood flow.

The Outcome

There is a high success rate in the treatment of restenosis, especially with the advances in surgical and medical management. The invasive types of treatment may offer the best results in Restenosis. People who had had previous cardiac surgery may have regular visits with their cardiologist and complete regular imaging and scans of the previously treated vessels to prevent the emergence of restenosis that may be more invasive to treat. 

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