Can doctors see carotid artery during PFO closure?

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.

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Might doctors see carotid artery during PFO closure in cath lab?

Yes. Although a angiogram of the carotid artery's could be done during a cath procedure for pfo, most times it not a good idea. There would be an increased risk of stroke and increased dose of contrast. A ultrasound carotid duplex would be safer. Read more...
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...