Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion

Our state-of-the-art cardiology facilities and innovative technology support a wide range of specialist services.

Coronary angioplasty with stent insertion is also called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

The procedure is performed to widen narrowings within the arteries using stents. Stents will improve blood flow to your heart.

Angioplasty relieves angina symptoms, and is used to treat people who have had heart attacks. Angioplasty often follows an angiogram where the cardiologist has undertaken a full diagnostic investigation.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our Consultant Cardiologists. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

 

What to expect from Coronary Angioplasty

  • What does the procedure involve?

    Angioplasty is performed by a Consultant Cardiologist in our state-of-the-art Interventional Cardiac Suite. The Cardiologist is supported by a dedicated team of specialist cardiac radiographers, nurses and physiologists.

    During the procedure, a long thin tube called a catheter is inserted into your artery, either through your groin or your arm. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic that is applied to the area where the sheath is inserted.

    The initial stage will be to find and identify any narrowings that need treating. Once the narrowings are identified, the cardiologist will proceed with the angioplasty.

    The stent is mounted around a small, deflated balloon on a guide wire, which is tracked along the narrowing. The Cardiologist will then inflate the balloon, widening the stent so it expands to hold your artery open. The Balloon is then deflated and removed.

    Depending on the number of stents you need, the process will be repeated until the identified narrowing is treated.

  • How many stents do I need?

    This will depend on the number of narrowings you have. Your Cardiologist will only be able to determine this during the procedure, and will treat each lesion that requires a stent.

  • How much does Angioplasty cost?

    At KIMS Hospital, we offer a guide price of £5,800. 

    This price covers up to 4 stents. In the rare occurrence that you need more than 5, we will need to provide you with a custom guide price. The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure.

    The quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the pre-assessment, consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultation and all hospital costs including theatre time, nursing care and day case stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the procedure, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their procedure upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your treatment over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your Cardiologist will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in hospital?

    The procedure is usually performed as a day case, which means you won’t need to stay overnight. Your consultant will discuss this with you in more detail during your initial consultation.

  • How long does it take to recover after the procedure and will I be in pain?

    Angioplasty is considered to be a safe and painless procedure but as with any operation there may be a few after-effects. For a few days afterwards you may have some bruising and soreness around the area where the sheath was inserted. You might feel tired, but you should be back to normal within a few days.

    Our team will make sure you are given all the relevant information before you are discharged after your procedure including who you can contact at the hospital if you have any concerns once you are home.

    The Cardiac Nursing team will contact you within the first week of discharge to discuss any issues and your recovery.

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Dr Konrad Grosser

    MRCP PhD

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Healthy Heart Check
    • Heart2Heart Cardiac Care Package
  • Dr Winston Martin

    BSc (Hons) MB BS FRCP (UK)

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Heart2Heart Cardiac Care Package
  • Dr Richard Cooke

    BA(Law) MD FRCP

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check
  • Dr Naveen Mudalagiri

    MBBS, MRCP, MD, BSc(Hons), PGCERT, HBE, FHEA

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check
  • Dr Fountzopoulos

    Dr Evangelos Fountzopoulos

    MRCP MD

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion