Heart blockages for a common man is atherosclerosis in medical term. It is deposition of fat, calcium, tissue fibrosis, cholesterol on artery walls. When lipid rich plaque on artery walls ruptures, it causes heart attack – a medical emergency. Manifestation of atherosclerosis can be prevented with healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy, exercise regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress.
Dr.Saxena is one of the pioneers in the field of coronary angioplasty and stent implantation for heart blockages. If Heart arteries are blocked at multiple locations, it is a multivessel disease (MVD) requires multivessel angioplasty. Similarly, if a patient has chest pain due to ruptured plaque it requires primary angioplasty. Blockages also get hardened with calcium and need rotablation or atherectomy with stent. All these situations are complex and only be treated by an experienced cardiologist.