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what is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

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Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014

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