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What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Diagnose and fix

The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are.
The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty.

In brief: Diagnose and fix

The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are.
The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Reconnaissance

It's "reconnaissance" versus "search and rescue".
An angiogram is injection of "dye" to see the internal structure of the arteries. No therapy is performed. Angioplasty is introduction of a balloon, cutting device, laser and/or stent to fix the problem.

In brief: Reconnaissance

It's "reconnaissance" versus "search and rescue".
An angiogram is injection of "dye" to see the internal structure of the arteries. No therapy is performed. Angioplasty is introduction of a balloon, cutting device, laser and/or stent to fix the problem.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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