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What is Angiography or Angiogram and why is it done:
A test that helps to identify blockages in blood vessels which might cause heart attack.
Results are available the same day.
Special X-Ray of the inner walls of blood vessels that gives a clear vision of arteries, veins & heart chambers.
Normally arteries are not visible in a x-ray. A contrast agent/dye is injected in the artery through the skin using a thin, long flexible tube for clear visibility before the X-Ray.
Angiography also uses a camera to check the blood flowing through the arteries/veins.
Some local anesthesia is used to make the skin numb. Patient may be hospitalized for a day for this procedure.