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what is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Diagnose and fix: The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are. The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Reconnaissance : It's "reconnaissance" versus "search and rescue". An angiogram is injection of "dye" to see the internal structure of the arteries. No therapy is performed. Angioplasty is introduction of a balloon, cutting device, laser and/or stent to fix the problem.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012

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Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Probably Not: Without ALL of the specifics your question is hard to answer...but... in general no, a repeat is not needed.
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