What is Angiography?
Angiography is also called an angiogram or arteriogram. Angiography is a medical procedure which is used to check the presence of blockage in blood vessels or narrowed blood vessels in the body. It is recommended in several conditions such as cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and heart disease etc. Here, a catheter is inserted into the blood vessels and a contrast dye is injected into the veins. Later several X-ray images will be taken and based on the images, your doctor will diagnose the disease and a treatment plan will be made.
There are several types of angiograms and they are
What are the advantages of Angiography?
What are the indications of Angiography?
Angiography is indicated in the following conditions
What is the preparation for Angiography?
What are the steps involved in Angiography?
Steps involved in Angiography differ from one type to another type. However, the general steps involved in angiogram are
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Angiography?
Who can perform Angiography [Right specialist type for Angiography]?
Angiography can be performed by an
What is the cost of Angiography?
Cost of Angiography depends on factors such as
The minimum cost for Angiography may be Rs.8,000.
An average cost for Angiography may be Rs.25,000.
The maximum cost for Angiography may be Rs.1,30,000.
Is Angiography a major procedure or minor procedure?
Angiography is either major or minor procedure depending on the patient's medical condition.
What is the eligibility criteria for Angiography?
People who can undergo Angiography are
What is the ineligibility criteria for Angiography?
Individuals who are not eligible to undergo Angiography are
What are the risks and complications associated with Angiography?
Few risks and complications associated with the Angiography are
How long does it take to complete Angiography?
Angiography takes almost 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete the procedure. But sometimes it may take more than 2-3 hours depending on the condition of the patient.
What is the recovery time?
Patients who undergo Angiography may be discharged from the hospital on the same day of the procedure. Mostly, the recovery time from Angiography varies about 3-6 hours after the removal of the catheter from the blood vessels.
What is the success rate of Angiography?
The success rate of Angiography depends on
However, the success rate of Angiography may be 97%.
Is Angiography painful?
Angiography involves insertion of a catheter in the blood vessels and this may cause mild to moderate pain. In some cases, general anesthesia is given to sedate the individual and the individual does not feel any pain during the insertion and removal of the catheter from the blood vessels.
Is Angiography Permanent?
Angiography is not a permanent procedure as the catheter tube is withdrawn from the body after evaluating the blood vessels.
What are the long-term results of Angiography?
There are no specific long-term results of Angiography. However, people who undergo Angiography may suffer from minor complications.
Can Angiography be detected in the future?
Angiography uses a contrast dye to check any blockages in the blood vessels. This dye normally stays only for about 30 minutes to 2 hours in the body and hence Angiography cannot be detected in the future.
What are the options if Angiography fails or not successful?
Angiography is a safe procedure to evaluate the function of the heart and any blockages in the blood vessels. Mostly, this procedure is successful and in very few cases, it may be a failure due to rupture of the blood vessels. If it fails, then the doctor uses alternative techniques for Angiography.
What are the alternatives for Angiography?
The alternatives of Angiograms/Angiographies are