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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is an angiogram for the heart?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Special Heart X-Ray: In this test, a tube (or catheter) is inserted through a small hole into an artery and passed to the heart where pressures can be measured and special dye can be injected. Blockages of dye flow are visible on x-rays and indicte artery blockages. The valves and contraction of the heart muscle are observed.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
X-RayShadowsDyeBlood: Heart, blood & surrounding tissues all water densities & block x-ray photons ~same; thus no detail visible. However, if small amount x-ray absorbing dye is added to the blood, for a few seconds, while present, one can see shadows of the blood location & movement, depending where added. A thin long tube (catheter) is used so as to guide the dye to location doc chooses to visualize briefly with dye.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Contrast is: Injected into the heart arteries while x-ray movies are taken.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is an angiogram of the heart use at 59?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Special Heart X-Ray: In this test, a tube (or catheter) is inserted through a small hole into an artery and passed to the heart where pressures can be measured and special dye can be injected. Blockages of dye flow are visible on x-rays and indicte artery blockages. The valves and contraction of the heart muscle are observed.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is angiogram of the heart done for?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Heart function test: This test shows any blockages of the arteries that supply blood to the heart, as well as the function of the valves and muscle of the heart.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 9, 2016
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