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تصوير الأوعية التاجية واحتمال رأبها

Coronary Angiography and Possible Angioplasty

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
Other topics: Heart Disease
 Angina  
 Angio-Seal  
 Angioplasty  
 Arrhythmias  
 Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Arrest  
 Cardiac Rehabilitation  
 Cardiomyopathy  
 Carotid Artery Disease  
 Congenital Heart Defects  
 Congestive Heart Failure  
 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft  
 Coronary Artery Disease  
 Echocardiogram  
 Endocarditis  
 Heart Attack  
 Heart Disease in Women  
 Heart Diseases  
 Heart Failure Home Care  
 Heart Transplantation  
 Heart Valve Diseases  
 Heart Valve Replacement  
 How to Prevent Heart Disease  
 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator  
 Living with Congestive Heart Failure  
 Mitral Valve Prolapse  
 Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect  
 Pacemaker  
 Pericardial Disorders  
 Pulmonary Hypertension  
 Stress Echocardiography Test  
 Transesophageal Echocardiogram  
 Warfarin  
 Warfarin - Introduction for New Users  
 Warfarin - Review for Current Users  
 
Keywords

coronary angiography, angioplasty, angiogram, heart attack, bmbody; percutaneous transluminal; percutaneous coronary interventions; intracoronary stents; balloon angioplasty; primary angioplasty; cardiac catheterization

Overview *

An angiogram helps doctors look at the blood vessels of the heart, specifically to see if there is any plaque in the coronary arteries. The angiogram is performed by a catheter being inserted into the artery through the skin in the leg and threaded up to the coronary arteries. Dye is injected into the arteries and x-rays taken. If a blockage is found, the doctor may try to open it with a balloon. This is called an angioplasty. An angioplasty opens arteries that are too narrow for adequate blood flow. The balloon is attached at the end of the catheter and threaded up to the area of blockage. The balloon is then inflated to break up the plaque, thus widening the artery and allowing more blood to flow. A stainless steel mesh tube called a stent may be placed at the site of the blockage to keep it open.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Anatomy
Symptoms & Causes | Procedure
Risks | After the Angiogram
Summary

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains coronary angiography and possible angioplasty for patients who may need to decide whether to have the procedure. Included are the following sections: Anatomy, Symptoms & their Causes, Procedure, Risks & Complications.

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Last reviewed: 8/11/2006

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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