About "Angiography"

Angiography is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to visualize the blood vessels of the heart. It is normally carried out to see if there are any obstructions to the blood flow to the heart. In this technique, a dye is injected into the heart's blood vessels, and an X-ray machine takes images of these colored vessels.

Related Terms: ECG, Angioplasty, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Block, Coronary Angiography, Chest Pain, Echocardiogram

Recently Answered Questions

Are angiography and stent good for ischemic heart disease?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother got a sudden heart pain. I took her to the hospital. After ECG And further processing, we came to know that she got ischemic heart disease and her two valves of the heart are closed. She has diabetes and blood pressure problems due to which atherosclerosis occurred three days ago...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An angiogram has to be done in your mother's case to know the extent of the blocks. Also, since she has blocked valves as you said, open heart surgery and valve replacement will be an option for her rather than stenting. In terms of diet to prevent heart disease, it is ...  Read Full »
Role of Angiography in Modern Era
Article Overview: This article discusses in detail the different techniques and some interesting facts about angiography  Read Article »
Dr. Rahul Rathee

The word angiography has originated from the combination of two Greek words i.e, angion meaning 'vessel' and graphein meaning 'to record'.  Angiography is a technique used to see the inside i.e, lumen of blood vessels specifically arteries/arterioles/capillaries (arteries carry oxygenated bl ...  Read Article »
Is my angiography report normal?
Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »
Is coronary angiography required in chronic stable angina?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 56 years old. She is a patient of hypertension, diabetes, and mild nephropathy. BP 140/80, pulse 96/ min, creatinine 1.3, fasting sugar 125, postprandial 157. From a few months, my mother is suffering from chest pain. The doctor told it is chronic stable angina. All other te...  Read Full »
Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With these kidney function tests, she can perform the coronary angiography. I agree with her doctor's recommendation because this would help identify possible coronary artery stenosis and also perform angioplasty, if necessary. Another test which can help investigat...  Read Full »
Is CT coronary angiography better than catheter based investigation for heart blocks?
Query: Hello doctor,320 slice CT scan machines have been introduced in my country. It is claimed that a CT coronary angiography done on such a machine will pinpoint accurately the blocks in the heart. Rendering a catheter based investigation unnecessary. Can you confirm whether this is true?  Read Full »
Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not always true. Even today catheter angiography is the gold standard. CTA (computed tomography coronary angiogram) is a good screening tool to evaluate coronary blocks in high-risk asymptomatic patients or to assess preoperative cardiac fitness in some patients a...  Read Full »
Please check my angiography reports and suggest if I need stents or bypass.
Query: Hello doctor, Due to pain and uneasiness, an angiography was suggested and I had undergone the same. Please advise regarding cardiac surgery.  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Chest pain leading to a cardiac surgery is usually due to blockages in the artery. Kindly upload lab test reports and any other attachments. For more information consult a cardiologist online -->  Read Full »
When can I do an angiography after a heart attack?
Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me within how many days angiography must be done after a heart attack?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After a heart attack, angiography should be done within the first 24 hours. But, if it is not done and if the patient is on thrombolytic medicines like streptokinase medicine, and no symptoms, then it can be delayed. There is no exact time, but it is better to get i...  Read Full »
Is it a must to get angiography for cough and fast breathing?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 62 years old. She is under regular medicine for BP. Since five years she is taking Olmy-D 20 mg and Cilapam plus at night. She is suffering from prolonged cough and fast breathing after long walk and climbing stairs. I am attaching her recent ECG, echo and x-ray reports. Pl...  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Valecha
Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your mom is hypertensive. On Olmy-D (Olmesartan), if her blood pressure is controlled then the treatment is fine. Cilapam (Escitalopram) is for anxiety (grossly). Is she having chest pain like symptom on exertion or at rest? If no then no need of GTN (Nitroglycerine). Che...  Read Full »
TMT is positive. Should we take angiography or stress echo test?
Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 47 years old. Suddenly in sleep, she felt palpitations two to three days back and we went to the hospital and found ECG normal. Echo test is normal, Trop I test is normal but TMT is positive. The doctor advised to go for angiography but another doctor says that before angiogr...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, let me know if she has any risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, deranged lipid profile or family history of heart disease. Usually, what we do, since angiography is an invasive test, we make sure that the patient needs it or not. So initially, subjects ...  Read Full »
What is the risk of avoiding or postponing angiography?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »


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