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Pre Procedure of Angiography
- Before angiography, certain details and standard tests will be conducted:
- Medical history
- Physical examination
- Any allergies
- Medication being taken, you might be asked to stop all medication one day prior to the procedure.
- Blood tests to check the overall health
- Before the procedure sedatives may be given and it is advised not to eat anything for few hours before the procedure.
During the Angiography
- The first and foremost local anesthesia in given
- The next process involves insertion of an intravenous (IV) line into the arm vein of the patient. Through this IV line, sedatives or any other medication will be injected.
- A dye (contrast agent) is injected through the catheter to view any blockage.
- Series of X-rays are taken as the dye moves through the blood vessels.
- while the test is going on , Electrodes will be placed on the patient’s chest to monitor heartbeat. A blood pressure too shall be monitored.
- This is not a painful procedure. it will approximately take from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the case to case basis.
- In some conditions, other procedures, such as angioplasty can also be carried out at the same time, which includes inserting a balloon or a small tube termed a stent through the catheter to open a narrowed artery.
Post Procedure of Angiography
- Post procedure, the catheter is removed. One is asked to rest and lie still for few hours to prevent bleeding from the cut.
- Mostly, patients recover enough to leave the hospital on the same day of the procedure. but in some cases patient stays over night in the hospital.
- The patient can eat or drink soon after the procedure.
- Analysis of the test can be obtained the same day.
- One can resume to normal activities the next day.
Risks & Complications of Angiography
Angiography is a safe procedure and there could be minor complications:
- Bruising or bleeding in the area where the incision was performed
- Infection in the area of incision
- Mild or moderate allergic reactions due to the contrast agent