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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) – It is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that uses MRI technology to visualize blood vessels.
Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) – It is also known as a non-invasive diagnostic procedure. It is used in cases where most of the research scans are required.
Catheter Angiography – It is a minimally invasive procedure. It involves the introduction of a catheter to the problem area to observe the flow of dye through blood vessels and thus identify obstructions and narrowing. It is performed for both diagnostic as well as treatment purposes.
Coronary Angiography – It is known as a minimally invasive procedure. It is used to examine the blood vessels that supply the heart. It is mostly used in patients with heart disease, and angina. In determining and treating patients, such as with Angioplasty, it is useful.
Renal Angiography – It is used to study the blood vessels that supply the kidney and to find out any symptoms of blockage or abnormalities.
Pulmonary Angiography – It is used to study the blood vessels of the lungs in cases of pulmonary embolism.
Cerebral Angiography – It is used to study the blood vessels in the head and neck area. These blood vessels are narrowed or obstructed. It could lead to a stroke. It can also be used after a stroke to access damage or even to identify brain tumors.
Peripheral Angiography – It is used to examine the narrowing of vessels in patients so that it can reduce the flow of blood into the legs and feet.
Retinal Angiography – It is used to examine the deformity of the blood vessels that supply the inside of the eye.
Procedure of Catheter Angiography
Before the Angiography Procedure
You will be asked about your medical history, as well as your past and present medical and surgical conditions. In addition, you will be asked if you are taking any medications, such as blood thinners. Make sure you are not allergic to any medications, or to the contrast dye which contains iodine.
During the Angiography procedure
- Interventional radiologists usually carry out this procedure, if angioplasty is also carried out simultaneously by a vascular specialist or cardiologist.
- You are advised to lie horizontally on your back. Your blood pressure and heart rate are regularly examined during the procedure.
- Usually, a catheter is inserted through the femoral artery in the groin, local anesthesia is given and a skin incision is made. A hollow needle is inserted into the artery.
- After that, the catheter, i.e., a long thin flexible tube is inserted and manipulated through the bloodstream to the correct artery while being monitored through an X-Ray imaging device called a fluoroscope.
- When the location of the catheter is ideal. An instrument is injected to make the blood vessels visible and X-rays are taken from different angles to observe the necessary arteries.
- After that, an X-ray is performed. The catheter is removed and pressure is applied to the puncture area for 10 – 15 minutes to decrease the possibility of bleeding from the artery.
- A bandage is firmly used and you can go back to bed for 6 – 8 hours.
After the Angiography procedure
- The patient is observed in the recovery room and an examination of bleeding and chest pain is done.
- It is critical to keep the dressing clean and dry to prevent infection.
- Continue to check for signs of infection such as swelling, redness, and discharge.
- Avoid lifting anything heavy for 3 – 5 days.
Diagnosis for performing Angiography
- Used to detect blood vessel abnormalities.
- Arterial stenosis – narrowing of blood vessels due to atherosclerosis.
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Locating and removing blood clots.
Factors affecting the cost of Angiography
Different factors determine the cost of treatment, including:
- The hospital, the patient chooses.
- Room – Quality single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights determined (includes a nursing fee, meals, cost of the room, and room services).
- There is a fee for the team of doctors.
- Standard test and diagnostic procedure.
- The cost of protection and care is needed during and after surgery.