What is It?
A coronary angiography is an advanced diagnostic test used by cardiologists to determine whether the chest pain and discomfort you suffer is a result of blockages in your arteries. Patients suffering heart attacks are often made to under go a coronary angiography to identify reasons of their condition and help doctors settle on a particular treatment plan to open blocked passageways and prevent additional damage.
How it Works
Specially trained Care For Heart cardiac professionals perform a coronary
angiography using made-for-purpose dyes and special x-rays to illuminate your arteries and help identify any blockages.
The Doctor injects the dye into your blood vessels using cardiac catheterization, a special procedure that allows for the release of the dye into your coronary arteries. The movement of the dye is tracked using a special x-ray – an angiogram – that helps reveal the condition of your heart and illuminate all blockages that may have developed due to plaque or fat build-up inside your heart.
Patients are kept awake during the above procedure and are seen to experience little or no pain. In cases where blockages are exposed, your cardiologist may choose to carry out a corrective angioplasty procedure immediately to restore blood flow to your heart muscle and avert further damage or failure.
Care For Heart expects you to remain on bed rest for some time following your procedure, approximately 4-6 hours under regular circumstances. Painkillers and other sedatives will be administered as and when needed.
Our experienced team of cardiac specialists is capable of carrying out dvanced diagnostic procedures efficiently and to great effect. Please call in today to find out how you can benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and expert cardiac talent.