Coronary Angiogram
 
 

Coronary Angiogram

A coronary angiogram, also known as a cardiac CT angiogram, is an X-ray procedure that uses contrast materials (dyes) to monitor how blood moves through heart arteries. A catheter is placed into an artery and moved to the heart. Dye is injected into the catheter and X-rays show how the dye moves through the artery and pinpoints any obstructions or blockages in blood flow. The test is done for individuals with angina, chest pain, an abnormal heart stress test, heart failure or those at risk for coronary artery disease or who've had a recent heart attack.

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