Possibly, Usually No. Pfo: an opening between the right & left atria of the heart; current techniques: never seen in living people; location inferred, estimated using x-ray, angiographic dyes and catheters. Carotid arteries above the heart going up the neck. At any one time, if too much angiographic dye is injected, it will cause kidney failure. Thus dye use always limited. What seen depends what injected, looked for.
They don't but can. Usually angiogram of the aorta and carotid arteries is not part of the cath. Procedure for pfo closure. So it is not performed. But, technically, an angiogram of the carotids, coronaries or other structures can be performed during the same procedure if there was an indication for it. Read more...