Coronary Angiogram

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

A coronary angiogram is a special procedure that takes vibrant x-ray images of your heart. The objective of this treatment is to see if your coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked and to seek problems of your heart muscular tissue or heart shutoffs. Another term for coronary angiogram is cardiac catheterisation. A slim catheter is threaded through the biggest artery in your body by means of the wrist or the groin artery until it gets to the coronary arteries of the heart. Aside from infected coronary arteries, an angiogram can also diagnose a range of heart problems consisting of aneurysm, heart arrhythmias or birth defects, such as an opening in the heart. You may require to stop specific drugs before the test, such as medications that slim the blood; fasting, you need to fast four to 6 hours prior to your test; other tests, you might undertake numerous tests prior to the angiogram, including blood tests, an electrocardiogram and breast x-ray and cardiac CT.

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