DR NAVEEN MUDALAGIRI
CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST AND INTERVENTIONIST
MBBS MRCP MD BSc(HONS) PGCERT HBE FHEA
What is an angiogram?
A coronary angiogram is a special X-ray test. It's done to find out if your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed, where and by how much. An angiogram can help your doctor see if you need treatment such as angioplasty or stent, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or medical therapy. It is usually performed under a local anaesthetic via your wrist or groin. It is most commonly a day case procedure.
What is an angioplasty?
A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. The term angioplasty means using a balloon to stretch open a narrowed or blocked artery. A small metal scaffold is used to keep the artery open and is known as a stent.
What is an echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to produce moving, real-time images of your heart. The procedure helps to check the structure of your heart and how well it's functioning.