Coronary Angiography or Coronary Angiogram is a common cardiac catheterization procedure often performed in conjunction with Coronary Angioplasty. Your doctor might recommend these minimally invasive procedures if you suffer from chest pain, discomfort in the jaw, left hand, neck, and arms, breathlessness, and sweating. Coronary Angiogram is aided by an X-ray machine where the surgeon injects a dye into the blood vessels. Guided by imaging blood vessels on the device, the expert would look for clogged arteries, if any. These images are called angiograms, and if they reveal the presence of plaque in arteries, the patient will immediately undergo an angioplasty.

Coronary Angiography

Who Needs Coronary Angiography?

Coronary Angiography is done to diagnose and assess blood vessels' functioning and flow. The doctor would recommend it to understand the reasons behind chest pain, pain, and sudden weakness in the jaw, neck, and arm. Patients with acute or increased episodes of chest pain or unstable angina are also recommended for elective Coronary Angiography.

How Is Coronary Angiography Performed?

During the procedure, the surgeon injects a special dye which projects a series of images known as angiograms aided by the X-ray machine. These pictures help the expert assess blood vessels' functioning and detect clogged arteries. If needed, the surgeon would then perform a subsequent procedure Coronary Angioplasty to open up the clogged arteries.


A coronary angiogram is recommended if you have symptoms related to heart conditions like chest pain, weakness, pain in the jaw, shoulders, and hands, sweating, etc.

Coronary Angiogram is done to diagnose conditions like:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood clots
  • Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Disease 

Coronary Angiogram is a minimally-invasive procedure that an expert interventional cardiologist performs.

Coronary Angiogram is a simple procedure. It may take you a day or two to recover completely.

Coronary Angiogram is a day-care procedure. You will be discharged the same day or the next day.

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