This test is done for patients who have signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease. It uses X-ray images to examine the blood vessels (coronary arteries) or chambers of the heart for plaque deposition or other problems. In this test, a hollow tube called catheter is inserted into the blood vessels in the upper thigh or arm and advanced to the heart under constant x-ray visualization. A contrast dye is then injected into the blood to make the arteries visible. When the dye flows through the arteries the X-ray images are captured. It is done with local anesthetic and under mild sedation. The same procedure performed in any other blood vessel is called an angiogram.
OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS AND COMPETENT NURSING AND TECHNICAL STAFF PERFORM A VARIETY OF CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES, INCLUDING:
- Abdominal Aortograms and Lower-Extremity Angiographies
- Cardiac Catheterizations
- Coronary Angiographies
- Peripheral Vascular Interventions: PTAs and Stents
- Carotid Angiogram
- Renal Artery Angiographies
- Renal Artery Stents
Following the procedure and recovery, our patients meet with their cardiologist to discuss results and review images, when appropriate. Final reports are forwarded to the patient’s referring physician.
For more information about our catheterization laboratory services please call: 561-537-4785