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Is a coronary angiography dangerous?

Is a coronary angiography dangerous?

Low, not zero risk: When performed by an experienced operator in an experienced laboratory, cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography can be done with very low risk in most patients. The risks go up for very sick patients and for emergency procedures. ...Read more

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Coronary Angiogram (Definition)

To evaluate heart arteries for structure & evaluation of cholesterol plaque in arteries. Can ...Read more


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When does someone need a coronary angiography?

When does someone need a coronary angiography?

Coronary angiography: When it is necessary to know the state of the coronary anatomy to make the appropriate therapeutic decision for a patient, the patient needs a coronary angiogram. If that information is not needed or is superfluous then the patient doesn't need the test. ...Read more

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What is the dye used in coronary angiography?

An iodine-based: contrast material. There are several different ones commercially available from various manufacterers, so you should contact your facility to see which one they use if you want to know specifically. ...Read more

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What is the dye used in coronary angiography?

There are different: there are different dyes most are iodine based ...Read more

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What patients require a coronary angiography?

What patients require a coronary angiography?

Angiography: We do angiography when it is important to see the patient's arteries. If it is important to visualize a patient's coronary arteries we do coronary angiography. The clinical situation usually dictates whether the need is present. ...Read more

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What drugs are used in coronary angiography or angioplasty?

What drugs are used in coronary angiography or angioplasty?

Variable: Clinical circumstances may dictate the choice of drugs to optimize the chance of a successful intervention, but the period after the procedure is critical to control risk of clotting and recurrent disease. Aspirin, clopidogrel or prasugrel, beta-blocker, and statin are the drug classes most often used. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what kind of patient will need coronary angiography?

I'm curious as to what kind of patient will need coronary angiography?

Coronary angiography: Coronary angiography is done to evaluate the coronary arteries, usually looking for narrowing or obstruction. This is usually done in patients who have symptoms or evidence of ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart muscle), who are suspected to have narrowing or obstruction based on history, clinical findings, risks, and at times other studies such as stress testing. ...Read more

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Do I need coronary angiography? What for?

Do I need coronary angiography? What for?

Evaluate your artery: The reason for angiography is to best evaluate the anatomy of your coronary arteries. The reasons that you may need to evaluate the anatomy of your arteries is to know why you have chest pain, why you have heart failure or irregular heart rhythm, or why you have an abnormal stress test. There are multiple reasons why an angiogram could be ordered. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Coronary angiography is done to diagnose which disease?

Coronary angiography is done to diagnose which disease?

Artery blockages: Usually, angiography is done to look for problems in blood supply to the heart. Blockage in the coronary arteries could lead to a heart attack. If a blockage is found, treatment such as angioplasty, stent placement, or even surgery for coronary artery bypass could be recommended. Symptoms such as chest pain (angina) on exertion usually call for a stress test, and maybe angiography. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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Angiography (Definition)

It is an imaging technique to determine the ...Read more