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Heart Surgery- Coronary Angiography

 
Travelspro Healthcare is in alliance with various hospitals all across India provides the best of the heart (Cardiac) treatment with the commitment of its cardiologists and Cardio- thoracic surgeons has led to the achievement of better outcomes, and improved the life of thousands of cardiac patients across the globe.

CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
Coronary angiography is an X-ray examination of the blood vessels or chambers of the heart. A very small tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel in your upper thigh (groin area) or arm. The tip of the tube is positioned either in the heart or at the beginning of the arteries supplying the heart, and a special fluid (called a contrast medium or dye) is injected. This fluid is visible by X-ray, and the pictures that are obtained are called angiograms.
 
RISKS:
Because angiography involves puncturing an artery, internal bleeding or haemorrhage are possible complications of the test. X-rays carry risks of ionizing radiation exposure to the fetus; pregnant women are also advised to avoid this procedure.

There is always a slight chance of cancer from radiation. However, the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the risk.

Women should always inform their physician or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

If you have diabetes or kidney disease, the kidneys may be injured when contrast material is eliminated through the urine.

The catheter may damage a coronary artery. If this occurs, the artery may be repaired by emergency heart surgery.

BENEFITS:
  • No radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination.
  • X-rays usually have no side effects
Angiography may eliminate the need for surgery. If surgery remains necessary, it can be performed more accurately.

ANGIOGRAPHY USUALLY TAKES ABOUT HALF AN HOUR TO COMPLETE.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
After coronary angiography, you will be moved to a special care area, where you will rest and be monitored for several hours or A small bruise may develop on your arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck at the site where the catheter was inserted. That area may feel sore or tender for about a week. Be sure to let your doctor know if you develop problems such as:
  • A constant or large amount of blood at the site that can't be stopped with a small bandage
  • Unusual pain, swelling, redness, or other signs of infection at or near the insertion site

Coronary Angioplasty
Travelspro Healthcare in alliance with various hospitals all across India provides the best of the heart (Cardiac) treatment with the commitment of its cardiologists and Cardio- thoracic surgeons has led to the achievement of better outcomes, and improved the life of thousands of cardiac patients across the globe.