Can primary PCI be done along with carotid angioplasty?

Can primary PCI be done along with carotid angioplasty?

In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will talk about whether primary PCI be done along with carotid angioplasty, in this video. He explains that the primary PTCA should not be combined with any other procedure unless there is a compelling indication and the thrombus migration in the carotid has happened. The primary PTCA is generally not combined as the carotid has bleeding issues and needs strong anti-platelets therapy, hence is avoided as a combined procedure.

Dr. Viveka Kumar

Dr Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.

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