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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Treatment: An angiogram is the diagnostic portion of a procedure in which contrast is injected into an artery to assess it for disease. Once you decide to treat the problem with a balloon then the procedure becomes an angioplasty.
Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology 12 years experience
Difference: Angiogram is a study to see the blood vessels. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the vessels with a balloon.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between angiogram and angioplasty?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Angio: Angiogram is an imaging study, angioplasty is a procedure to treat an artery.
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