A coronary angiogram is a diagnostic procedure that utilizes X-ray imaging to visualize the blood vessels of the heart. It is commonly performed to identify potential restrictions in blood flow to the heart. This procedure falls under the category of cardiac catheterizations, which are utilized for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for heart and blood vessel conditions. During a coronary angiogram, a contrast dye visible on X-ray imaging is injected into the heart’s blood vessels. This allows for a series of images, or angiograms, to be taken rapidly, providing a detailed view of the blood vessels. If necessary, angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked arteries in the heart, can also be performed during the coronary angiogram.


Accurate diagnosis of heart conditions
Minimally invasive procedure
Short recovery time
Lower risk of complications
Reduces the need for more invasive testing
Can guide effective interventions to improve blood flow to the heart

Reasons to consider doing an Angiogram

Chest Pain

If you are experiencing chest pain, an angiogram can help diagnose the cause of the pain and determine if there is any blockage in the heart’s blood vessels.

Heart Attack

If you have had a heart attack or are at risk for one, an angiogram can provide critical information to help determine the appropriate treatment plan and reduce the risk of future events.

Heart Valve Problem

An angiogram can help evaluate the heart’s valves to determine if there are any abnormalities or blockages that require treatment.

Congenital Heart Defects

If you were born with a heart defect, an angiogram can help assess the extent of the condition and guide treatment options.

Unexplained Symptoms

If you have unexplained symptoms, such as shortness of breath or fatigue, an angiogram can help diagnose the underlying cause.

Non-Invasive Tests

If non-invasive tests, such as stress tests or echocardiograms, suggest a potential issue, an angiogram can provide further information to confirm the diagnosis and guide treatment.
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