Dr.Amar Singhal

Cardiologist

M.D.,D.M,F.A.C.C.,F.R.C.P(Glasg),M.N.A.M.S.
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Angiography and Angioplasty

Coronary angiography is a test to show the blood supply to the heart. The usual way of doing this is to pass a tube from the artery in wrist (right or left) or groin. Dye is injected that show up on X-rays and outline the artery to the heart. If a narrowing in the main artery is found it is widened by blowing up a balloon past through the tube to the artery this is called angioplasty. Often a stent is inserted into the streched segment of the artery to hold it open and slow down re-narrowing. Bypass Surgery and modern treatment with drug and life style alteration may be another option. Same procedure is used to see the artery to the brain, kidneys, legs etc and is known as carotid angiography, renal angiography and peripheral angiography and angioplasty.
CT Coronary Angiography: Is a OPD based (no admission needed) non-invasive painless examination of coronary arteries which supply blood to heart muscles. It is safe procedure which can localise, visualise and quantify the earliest possible evidence of coronary disease.

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