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Angiogram Test in Hyderabad

Angiogram Test

Angiogram Test in Hyderabad

Angiogram is done to examine blood flow through your arteries. There are specific medicines to take and under the supervision of a Cardiologist, you will be preparing for Angiogram. Dr.Asif performs the process of Angiogram test in Hyderabad quite smoothly and ensures proper care and recovery of patients.

What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a scan that use X-rays, computed tomography angiography (CTA), or magnetic resonance angiography to shows blood flow through arteries, veins, or the heart. After a contrast dye is injected into the blood, which lights on the scan wherever it flows, the blood vessels appear on the image.

The procedure to diagnose and treat a blood artery blockage, aneurysm, structural heart condition, or valve disease may start with just an angiography. The Best Interventional cardiologist can observe how blood flows through blood vessels at specific locations throughout your body by performing an angiography test. To find the source of an artery or vein problem, doctors utilise an angiogram of your heart, neck, kidneys, legs, or other parts of your body.

Angiograms can look at blood vessels anywhere in the body, including the:

  • • Arms and legs (peripheral angiogram)
  • • Brain (cerebral angiogram)
  • • Head and neck (carotid angiogram)
  • • Heart (coronary angiogram)
  • • Lungs (pulmonary angiogram)

What is computed tomography angiography?

A CT scan, also known as a computed tomography scan, is a type of X-ray that creates cross-sectional images of your body using technology. A contrast material is a dye that is injected during CT angiography to "light up" the tissues and blood vessels that are being examined.

What is magnetic resonance angiography?

A type of MRI called magnetic resonance angiography, commonly known as a magnetic resonance angiogram or MRA, focuses on the body's blood arteries. Magnetic resonance angiography is a much less intrusive and uncomfortable examination than a standard angiogram, which involves placing a catheter within the body.

What Is a Coronary Angiogram?

Your heart muscle receives blood from the coronary arteries can become clogged from a build-up of cholesterol, cells or other substances (plaque). This can reduce the flow of blood to your heart. A heart attack could happen if a blood clot forms and obstructs that artery's blood supply. The Procedure is called as Coronary Angiogram.

Why an angiogram is done?

Your doctor can determine the diagnosis of and plan an angiogram test plan for conditions like:

  • • cardiovascular disease
  • • coronary artery disease
  • • Peripheral artery disease
  • • Atherosclerosis
  • • Blood clots
  • • Aneurysm

What happens during an angiogram test?

During an angiogram procedure, your provider will:

1. Numb the area where the catheter will go.

2. Access your blood vessel with a needle.

3. Thread a wire through the needle.

4. Slide a long, slender tube called a catheter over the needle and into a large artery (usually in your groin area).

5. Slowly and carefully thread the catheter through your artery until the catheter’s tip reaches the part of the blood vessel they want to examine.

6. Inject a small amount of contrast material (dye) through the catheter and into your blood vessel segment. For a few seconds, this can make you feel flushed or like you need to pee.

7. Take X-rays.

8. Watch where the contrast agent goes on the X-ray monitor to see where and how well blood is moving in your blood vessels.


  • • Heart and vascular CT angiography may eliminate the need for surgery.
  • • Detect narrowing or obstruction of blood vessels.
  • • CT angiography may give more precise anatomical detail than other imaging
  • • Heart and vascular CT angiography is faster, non-invasive and has fewer complications.
  • • CT Angiography is a useful way of detecting arterial (such as narrowing of blood vessels in the heart) and venous disease
  • • No radiation remains in a patient's body after heart and vascular CT angiography.
  • • X-rays used in standard CT scans have no immediate side effects.

What are the risks of an angiogram test?

Angiogram risks are low. Angiogram risks often concern the puncture site and include the following:

  • • Bruises. These are common and disappear after a week or two.
  • • Bleeding.
  • • Infection.
  • • Pain.
  • • Kidney problems.
  • • A reaction to the contrast substance that is allergic (dye).
  • • Damage to the blood vessels.
  • • An obstruction in a blood vessel that may lead to a heart attack or stroke (rarely).
  • • A blood vessel leak (rarely).

How long does an angiogram take?

An angiogram can take as little as 15 minutes. However, some can take a few hours. It depends on what procedures your provider does after they find the issue.

Are you awake during an angiogram?

It depends. Most people receive medicine to sedate or relax them. Others receive general anaesthesia, which makes them sleep.

How painful is an angiogram?

An angiogram isn’t very painful. You’ll feel a needle going into your skin when your provider injects an aesthetic to numb the area where they’ll insert a catheter. After that, you most likely won’t feel any more pain during the procedure.

Are angiogram and angioplasty the same?

No. An angiogram lets your provider see a blockage in your artery. During an angiogram, your cardiologist in Hyderabad can do an angioplasty to treat a blockage.