Can you describe a coronary angiogram?

Coronary Angiogram. A coronay angiogram or catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate the arteries in the heart looking for plaque, occlusions or blockages caused by cad, coronary artery disease. This test allows the cardiologist to look at the arteries by using contrast fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, to better evaluate the risk of a cardiac event.
Eval heart vessels. Test is done to evaluate the coronary arteries, the arteries feeding the heart itself. Arterial access is done by putting essentially an "iv" designed for the artery, either in the radial artery at the wrist or in the femoral artery in the groin. Tubes called catheters are advanced up the arteries to the coronary arteries and IV contrast is injected to view each coronary artery for any blockages.
Angiogram. Thru the artery in your groin or hand, catheters like IV tubing are snaked into the heart arteries and contrast dye is then injected lighting the arteries up. The doctor will then be able to visualize them and determine if there is a blockage and to what degree.