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How is an angiogram performed?
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In brief: Invasive exam
A needle is used to blood vessel in the groin or arm. This is used as access site to other blood vessels with a catheter.

In brief: Invasive exam
A needle is used to blood vessel in the groin or arm. This is used as access site to other blood vessels with a catheter.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Dye injection
A tube is placed into a blood vessel and dye is injected.
An xray is then done to show the dye flowing through the vessel. If there is a blockage, the vessel becomes narrower or disappears completely.

In brief: Dye injection
A tube is placed into a blood vessel and dye is injected.
An xray is then done to show the dye flowing through the vessel. If there is a blockage, the vessel becomes narrower or disappears completely.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Angiogram Answer
A radio opaque dye is injected in your artery near the anatomy to be studied then an Xray is taken to show the vascularity of that area.

In brief: Angiogram Answer
A radio opaque dye is injected in your artery near the anatomy to be studied then an Xray is taken to show the vascularity of that area.
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