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Coronary angiogram

An X-ray imaging test is performed for identifying if there are any restrictions in the flow of blood to the heart. This is the most common test performed for assisting doctors in diagnosing heart ailments. The procedure involves the insertion of a small tube or catheter through the skin into an artery in the hand or the groin. With the help of a special x-ray viewing device, the catheter is guided towards the opening of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. Each artery is injected with a small volume of solution containing iodine. The images that are developed during the process are called angiograms and they help doctors detect blockages. 

Why Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake?

With the help of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, our cardiologists promise accurate and timely diagnosis and optimum patient comfort and safety. Our experts perform coronary angiography under local anaesthesia and complete the procedure in 15-20 minutes. Following our ethos of clinical excellence and patient centricity, our prolific team ensures each patient is offered personalized treatment and optimum care. 

Solutions of Angiogram

On the basis of the severity of the blockage in the artery, our specialists prescribe the placement of a stent after angiography. The stent supports the walls of the artery to prevent them from narrowing after angioplasty. Our cardiologists are proficient in conducting a stent procedure that requires a keen eye for detail and they are superbly assisted with several high-precision instruments. 

Complexities in Angiogram

Angiography is generally a painless procedure but it can cause mild discomfort at the site of catheter insertion. Moreover, a patient could experience an allergic reaction to the dye. While the procedure doesn’t lead to any serious complications, it can sometimes cause blood clots, stroke, or kidney damage. However, at Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, we ensure that all patients are thoroughly screened for any allergies or adverse reactions by conducting blood tests and an ECG prior to the procedure. Skin testing is also done to screen patients with allergies to contrast dye.

Success of Angiogram

As complications are rare during an angiography, it is generally considered the gold standard procedure for diagnosing coronary artery diseases. On the basis of the severity of the artery blockage, an angiogram can assist cardiologists in choosing from coronary stenting, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty, or atherectomy. 

Infection Control Protocol

After the completion of an angiogram, the patient will be taken to a recovery ward for preventing bleeding at the site of catheter insertion. This is done to mitigate the risks of infection. At Manipal Hospitals Salt Lake, our team follows a strict infection control protocol at all times under highly sterile conditions. 

Coronary Angiogram in Kolkata is available at Manipal Hospital, Kolkata, Which is used to see if there's a restriction in blood flow going to the heart. Book an appointment at one of the best heart hospitals in Kolkata and receive world-class treatment under the supervision of highly experienced cardiac specialists.

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