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FAQ's Related to coronary angiogram

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No, however, with the insertion of catheter into the blood vessels the patient may experience some discomfort/sensation of push and pull.

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Coronary angiography involves insertion of contrast dye to detect the area of blockage in the blood vessels. In some cases, there is a risk of reaction to the dye material, kidney dysfunction due to the dye usage, pricking injury to the vessels, and infections or damage to underlying structures.

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Prior to the coronary angiogram procedure, have a comprehensive discussion with your health care provider/cardiology doctor to clear any doubts and undergo necessary blood tests. Try to stay calm and relaxed, ask about your medication intake if any and follow the instructions given by the assisting staff.

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Insertion of catheter into either radial artery or peripheral artery, followed by injecting contrasting dye to detect any blockage or change in blood flow of coronary arteries under the guidance of x-rays and computer monitor.

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Coronary angiogram may take about 1 to 2 hours or longer in some cases. If it is followed by coronary angioplasty procedure it may take additional 2 hours to complete the procedure.

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The incision site and vitals will be thoroughly monitored. Intravenous fluids will be administered for some time followed by intake of drinks or food after 4 to 5 hours.

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No, you are supposed not to eat or drink atleast 7 to 8 hours prior to performing coronary angiogram.

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It depends on the type of medications you are currently taking. For example, you are advised against taking any aspirin or associated products, blood thinners or anticoagulants.