Angiogram - Your quick guide

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Angiogram - Your quick guide

This free download describes an angiogram, a test that looks inside your coronary arteries.

Angiograms are also called coronary angiograms or cardiac catheterisation. An angiogram helps to diagnose coronary heart disease. It can show where any narrowings are in your coronary arteries and how severe they are. It can help your doctor decide what treatment you need. Many people who have an angiogram go on to have a treatment called coronary angioplasty. This is often done at the same time.

Answering your questions

  • What is a coronary angiogram?
  • How long will it take?
  • What happens?
  • Will I feel anything?
  • What happens after the test?
  • When can I go home?
  • Are there any immediate after-effects?
  • Are there any serious complications?

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease.

14 pages | English | Published: 01/05/2014