Coronary angiography is a short 30-minute test to find out whether the arteries that supply blood to your heart have blockages or are narrowing.
What is a coronary angiography?
A coronary angiogram is done by injecting dye into the heart arteries that shows up on X-ray images. Your cardiologist may also measure the blood flow and blood pressure in the heart chambers during this test.
What’s involved in coronary angiography?
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Life doesn’t stop when you’re going through treatment. We think that’s a good thing.
Usually your doctor will have the results at the end of the test. They will advise you about any further treatments required or changes to existing therapies. You may be advised to discuss the results of your coronary angiogram with your usual cardiologist if they have not undertaken the procedure themselves.
To help make sure you can carry on with your normal routine, as much as possible we’ll arrange appointment times to suit you. We’ll also give you support on how to deal with any side effects from your treatment.
After the procedure, avoid lifting anything heavy. You must not drive for 24 hours and be gentle with the puncture site.
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