Coronary angiograms

Coronary angiograms from Private Cardiology Services

By: Private Cardiology Services  19/11/2010
Keywords: Coronary angiograms

An angiogram allows your doctor to look inside your coronaryarteries and find out where and how severe any narrowed areas are.

It's also known as a coronary angiogram or a cardiac catheterisation.

You’ll be given a local anaesthetic in the arm or groin, where a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) will be passed into the artery. Using an x-ray, the catheter will be directed through your blood vessels and into your heart. A special dye will then be passed through the catheter and a series of x-rays will be taken.

This is a day case procedure but you will not be allowed to drive for 24hours afterwards.

Keywords: Coronary angiograms

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