To find a blockage in a coronary artery, a Coronary Angiography test will be done. If you are suffering from a typical chest pain, unstable angina, heart failure or aortic stenosis, it will lead to a heart attack. This procedure is used in these circumstances.
First a ‘Catheter’, a thin hollow tube is inserted into an artery and carefully directed into the heart. The most effective contrast material is injected into a ‘catheter’. This results in a special x-ray, that will show the patient’s coronary arteries (heart’s blood vessels) that are blocked or narrowed. This is called a Coronary Angiogram.
Procedure of Coronary Angiography:
The Coronary Angiography is a digital image which has certain procedures to execute the process. There are extraordinary special imaging techniques that will be utilized to provide Coronary Angiograms.
In order to get an image, a tiny tube must be inserted through the patient’s arm or groin into the coronary arteries.
The dye will be injected at the tip of the small tube, at the beginning of the blood vessel, supplying a special fluid to the heart.
Through X-ray, the special fluid will be visible very clearly.
It will clearly show the blockage, specific arteries and narrowing.
The images which are obtained are known as Angiograms.
Results of Coronary Angiography: