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Which procedure is more useful to detect artery blockage, angiography, CT angiogram, or cardiac catheterization and why?

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Dr. Nnaemeka Agajelu
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Angiogram

Cardiac catheterization is the procedure for doing an coronary angiogram.
It is a better test to prove artery blockage than ct angiography.

In brief: Angiogram

Cardiac catheterization is the procedure for doing an coronary angiogram.
It is a better test to prove artery blockage than ct angiography.
Dr. Nnaemeka Agajelu
Dr. Nnaemeka Agajelu
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Dr. Edward Druy
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: All are useful

Ct angiogram is non-invasive and takes only a few minutes in a ct scanner. It is an accurate screening test to detect blockages.
If you are talking about your heart, the angiography and cardiac catheterization are different names for the same procedure. It is most useful if your doctor is sure that you have a blockage based on symptoms and other tests. At the same time, blockages can be fixed.

In brief: All are useful

Ct angiogram is non-invasive and takes only a few minutes in a ct scanner. It is an accurate screening test to detect blockages.
If you are talking about your heart, the angiography and cardiac catheterization are different names for the same procedure. It is most useful if your doctor is sure that you have a blockage based on symptoms and other tests. At the same time, blockages can be fixed.
Dr. Edward Druy
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Dr. Eric Goodman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both tests are good

Both tests are excellent tests to detect artery blockages.
Ct angiogram has the advantage of being a non invasive test and can be performed in a clinic. Cardiac catheterization ( angiography) is considered the gold standard for the detection of artery blockages. The test is performed at a hospital and is mildly invasive.

In brief: Both tests are good

Both tests are excellent tests to detect artery blockages.
Ct angiogram has the advantage of being a non invasive test and can be performed in a clinic. Cardiac catheterization ( angiography) is considered the gold standard for the detection of artery blockages. The test is performed at a hospital and is mildly invasive.
Dr. Eric Goodman
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Dr. James Wilentz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Coronary Angiogram

Ct angiography is excellent at screening for coronary blockages but does not give the same spatial resolution as a direct angiogram.
That said, in many cases it can be a starting point for evaluation along with stress testing. Many insurers do not cover this service except in unusual circumstances. The method is advancing quickly, and it is important to have it done with an advanced device.

In brief: Coronary Angiogram

Ct angiography is excellent at screening for coronary blockages but does not give the same spatial resolution as a direct angiogram.
That said, in many cases it can be a starting point for evaluation along with stress testing. Many insurers do not cover this service except in unusual circumstances. The method is advancing quickly, and it is important to have it done with an advanced device.
Dr. James Wilentz
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