The heart pumps blood and oxygen to all the organs in the body. For pumping, the heart muscle also requires oxygen provided to the heart through coronary arteries. A coronary angiography test shows the inside of your coronary arteries using a special dye and X-ray. The “Cath lab” is where a test of this type is possible using a special X-ray machine (catheterization laboratory).

Coronary Angiography: One of the most common angiograms, it visualizes the blood in the coronary arteries. Catheters are long, thin, flexible tubes used to deliver X-ray contrast agents to the desired location. As the catheter’s tip travels through the arterial system, it enters the main coronary artery. It is injected into an artery in the forearm. The transient radiocontrast distribution within the blood moving inside the coronary arteries may be seen on X-ray pictures, allowing one to see the size of the artery openings. It is difficult to tell whether atheroma or atherosclerosis is present within the artery walls.

Before Coronary Angiography:

Before angiography, you might need certain blood tests and an ECG (cardiogram). Before the test, you might be instructed to avoid food and liquids briefly. You could be told to shave your arms and groin before the test. If you are pregnant, you must inform the doctor before the test or you can also consult with the doctors of IVF centre in Ludhiana. Before the test starts, you may be given a mild sedative to relax. The treatment doesn’t hurt at all, and you’re fully awake during it. The test is completed in a few seconds. There is a very low chance that major complications will occur. After the procedure, you might be discharged. Drink plenty of water to get rid of the dye.

When To Do Coronary Angiography?

In Coronary Angiography, the “gold-standard” test is done to diagnose a blockage in your heart’s arteries. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is where the lumen of your arteries becomes narrowed due to cholesterol being deposited in the wall of your coronary arteries (a condition known as plaque). When your arteries narrow, your heart receives less oxygen-rich blood.

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