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Bronchial Artery Embolization

Bronchial Artery Embolization

What is it?

Procedure in which the blood supply of abnormal and diseased part of lung is blocked with medicine. A small puncture is made in blood vessel of thigh region with needle through which wire passed and sheath placed. Angiography done with catheter under X-ray guidance.

Why (Indications)?

To stop the life threatening blood in cough specially in tuberculosis.

Bronchial Artery Embolization

Why Not (Contraindication)?

In case large cavity or fungal infection or coagulopathy

What you are to do before procedure (Preparation)?

  1. Book prior appointment if elective or get admission in causality if emergency
  2. Lab investigation (*PT/INR, CBC, Serum Creatinine, Viral markers), CT scan and previous records.
  3. 4-6 Hours fasting.
  4. If you are on blood thinner like Aspirin inform during appointment.
  5. One accompanying person
  6. Need to sign a consent form for procedure

Approx. Stay in hospital?

We have very fast and competent working team (Consultant, fellow, clinical assistant, technician and ward assistant) which provide you comfortable atmosphere and ease your nerves. Usual time of stay is around three Day.

Complications

Chest Pain, vomiting needs tablet or injections.

Resume to work?

You can resume your work after 2-3 days if existing disease allows.

Results?

Usually bleeding stop immediately. You may have some clots in sputum for 2-3 days. Recurrence rate is about 10-20% depends on your disease status and control.

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