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High-risk Coronary Interventions

Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care -  - Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Urgent Care Center

Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care

Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Urgent Care Center located in White Plains, NY

High-risk coronary interventions are treatments for blocked arteries within the heart, which can cause worsening chest pain and fatigue. At Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care in White Plains, New York, expert physicians can treat you using these approaches. To book an appointment and find out if you need high-risk coronary interventions, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book online today.

High-risk Coronary Interventions Q & A

What are high-risk coronary interventions?

High-risk coronary interventions also called complete higher risk indicated percutaneous coronary interventions (CHIPs), are advanced catheter-based procedures that open blocked arteries in the heart in high-risk patients. There are numerous reasons why your case may be considered high risk, and your provider tells you if they recommend CHIP. 

There are several high-risk coronary intervention techniques your provider can use instead of conventional methods like stenting or coronary artery bypass graft surgery, which may not be the safest options for you. 

You may feel discouraged by worsening chest pain, shortness of breath, and other signs of heart failure knowing traditional treatments may not be an option.

High-risk coronary interventions can involve shaving plaque off the walls of your blood vessels or supporting the heart with a ventricular assistive device.

Who needs high-risk coronary interventions?

Most people get exceptional results from traditional coronary interventions. However, there are reasons your provider might suggest a high-risk coronary intervention for you instead. 

If you have advanced heart failure or severe heart valve disease, high-risk coronary interventions may be the better option for you. You’re also a high-risk patient and a candidate for these procedures if you:

  • Are above a certain age
  • Have a history of kidney disease
  • Have a history of stroke
  • Have diabetes
  • Have calcified plaque in the heart
  • Had open heart surgery in the past
  • Experience coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO)

Your provider can explain the benefits of high-risk coronary interventions versus traditional options according to your needs.

What are the benefits of high-risk coronary interventions?

High-risk coronary interventions can lower your risk for complications if you have blockages in the coronary arteries. Certain diseases that lower your blood pressure or weaken the heart muscles can impact conventional treatment in various ways, whereas high-risk coronary interventions are safer for you if you have these issues.

When you undergo treatment with high-risk coronary interventions, you may experience a dramatic improvement in symptoms like chest pain and fatigue. These treatments can also improve your overall quality of life and reduce your frequency of hospitalization. 

To schedule a consultation and learn more about high-risk coronary interventions, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book online today.