Coronary Angiogram, Stenting and Heart Bypass

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Coronary Angiogram, Stenting and Heart Bypass: What to Expect

Last updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 5 min reading time

Coronary angiograms, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and heart stenting are 3 common procedures for detecting and treating coronary heart disease.

Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram screens your heart in order to determine the best course of treatment. The procedure will require a short stay in hospital.

During the procedure:

Think you might need an angiogram? Find out what to do.

Heart stenting

Heart stenting can reduce the effects of blocked arteries if prescribed medications and lifestyle changes have not been sufficiently effective. This can be done as a continuation of the coronary angiogram process. It is minimally invasive and the success rate is very high (around 90 percent) and the risk of complications very low.

During the heart stenting procedure:

Learn more with a quick guide to heart stenting.

Heart bypass

A heart bypass (called a coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG) is a surgical procedure performed in cases of severe coronary heart disease to bypass blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart.

During the heart bypass procedure:

Healthy blood vessels are grafted from another part of the body, including leg veins or the internal mammary artery. The vessels are surgically removed and sewn around the blocked part of the affected artery to create a new route for the blood to flow to the heart. This alleviates symptoms such as angina (chest pain) and can lower the risk of heart attack, especially for diabetics.

Find out more information about heart bypass surgery.

How do I get these treatments?

When you're worried that you may have heart problems – or know that you definitely need treatment – you want to be treated as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. Mount Elizabeth Hospitals has an experienced team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.

Find out some of the medical procedures available should you need to undergo heart treatment. With the correct insurance coverage, your bill size can be better gauged and managed, while Mount Elizabeth Hospitals can assist with all Medisave, MediShield Life and Integrated Shield Plan claims.

For your peace of mind, talk to one of our heart specialists today or read about how to make healthcare insurance claims to cover your hospital bills.

Gain more clarity on your hospital bill size.

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