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Angiography is a special diagnostic procedure to visualize the inside of blood vessels. This is usually done by injecting a radio opaque contrast into the blood vessel and using camera (fluoroscope) to take pictures of blood flow .

With the help of angiography we can diagnose different conditions of blood vessels like narrowing ,  blockage , inflammation , bleeding etc .


In the following sections you will know about:

  1. Types and procedure for Angiography

  2. Cost of Angiography

  3. Diagnosis and tests for Angiography

  4. Leading doctors and hospitals for Angiography

  5. Frequently asked questions about Angiography

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Types And Procedure of Angiography


  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography(MRA) – is a non invasive diagnostic procedure that uses MRI technology to visualize the blood vessels

  • Computed Tomography Angiography(CTA) –also a non invasive diagnostic procedure , useful in cases where many follow up scans are required .

  • Catheter Angiography- its  a minimally invasive procedure , involves introduction of catheter to the problem area to observe the flow of dye through blood vessels and thus identifying  obstructions and narrowing .It is performed for both diagnostic as well as treatment purpose.

  • Coronary Angiography-is a minimally invasive procedure used to study blood vessels supplying the heart, mainly used in patient with heart disease, angina. Also useful in deciding and providing treatment to patient like  Angioplasty .

  • Renal Angiography- used to examine the blood vessels supplying to kidney and to detect any signs of blockage or abnormalities .

  • Pulmonary Angiography- used to examine blood vessels of lungs in cases of pulmonary embolism

  • Cerebral Angiography- used to study the blood vessels in head and neck area .i these blood vessels are narrowed or obstructed it could lead to stroke. Can also be used after stroke to access damage or even to identify brain tumors.

  • Peripheral Angiography-study narrowing of vessels in patients thereby causing reduction in blood flow to legs and feet.

  • Retinal Angiography – to study the abnormalities of blood vessels supplying inside of the eye .


Procedure of Catheter Angiography


Before the Angiography Procedure

The consultant will review your medical history, also try to understand your past and present medical  and surgical condition, whether you are taking any medications especially blood thinners ,check if you are allergic to any medications ,sensitivity to the contrast dye containing iodine.


During the Angiography procedure 

This procedure is usually carried out by interventional  radiologist, if angioplasty is also carried out simultaneously then vascular specialist or  cardiologist .

  • You are made to lie flat on your back , blood pressure and heart rate is continuously monitored throughout the procedure.

  • Usually catheter is inserted through the femoral artery in the groin, local anaethesia is given and skin incision made , hollow needle is inserted into the artery

  • After which the catheter i.e a long thin flexible tube  is inserted and manipulated  through the blood stream to the correct artery while viewing continuously through the x- ray imaging device called  fluoroscope

  • When the catheter location is perfect the contrast  agent is injected to make the blood vessels visible and x-rays shots are taken from multiple angles  to view the necessary arteries.

  • These X-ray taken while the dye is flowing through the arteries let the physician study the flow of blood through the blood vessels and help doctor find any blockages .

  • After the x-ray are done the catheter is removed and pressure applied to the puncture site  for 10-15 minutes to reduce chance of bleeding from the artery

  • A bandage is tightly applied and you must stay with back in bed for 6-8 hrs


After the Angiography procedure

  • Patient is monitored in the recovery room, checked for bleeding or chest pain.

  • Advicable to keep the dressing clean and dry to prevent  infection

  • Regularly Check for signs of infection – swelling , redness , discharges

  • Avoid lifting anything heavy for 3-5 days


Diagnosis for performing Angiography

  • Used to detect blood vessel abnormalities

  • Arterial stenosis – narrowing of blood vessel due to atherosclerosis

  • Aneurysm

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

  • Locating and removing Blood Clots



Factors affecting cost of Angiography

The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like

  • The hospital, the patient chooses.

  • Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).

  • Fee for the team of doctors.

  • Medicines.

  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures.

Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure




Angiography Procedure: 2:41 Minutes

FAQs about Angiography


Why are the reason for  Angiography ?

The most common reason for having an angiography is to rule out whether the clinical symptoms presented are due to blockages in artery, example a blocked artery in heart may cause angina, in kidney may lead to high blood pressure , in brain may cause vison disturbance and weakness etc


How long does the procedure take?

Usually the procedure takes  30-45 min but if angioplasty is also performed then it may take 1-2 hrs depending on the blockage severity.


Is the procedure painful ?

No the procedure is not painful but you might feel slight warm sensation or mild nausea as contrast agent moves through blood vessels .


Why is contrast agent used in Angiography?

We cannot visualize blood vessels on X- ray, but by adding a contrast agent (dye) in the blood stream  the  vessel is visible and helps in diagnostic procedures .Contrast agent usually contain iodine.


Is Coronary Angiography  a  risky procedure ?

No, its generally considered to be safe .

 Minor risks involved are :

  • Bruising and bleeding where the catheter entered the artery
  • Flushed feeling when the  dye is injected
  • Mild chest during procedure.

However some major risks are involved though the percentage is very minimal  these are:

  • Damage to the kidney following dye
  • Severe allergic reaction to dye (Anaphylaxis)
  • Damage to the blood vessel causing internal bleeding
  • Heart attack or Stroke


What is non invasive or less invasive Angiography?

Non invasive Angiography is useful in cases where multiple follow up scans are required .In these no instruments are inserted into the body , only a contrast medium is injected into the vein of hand and scan taken and examined by Radiologist, eg :Magnetic Resonance Angiography(MRA), Computed Tomography Angiography(CTA)


What is added advantage of Catheter angiographic studies over less invasive CT or MRI angiography ?

Catheter angiography though minimally invasive but has the added advantage of combining diagnosis as well as treatment procedures like angioplasty , balloon or stent placement.


What is Coronary Angioplasty?

Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure done to widen the blocked coronary is artery, a balloon is used to stretch the blocked portion of the artery, a wire mesh tube called stent is permanently left into the artery to allow free blood flow within the artery.



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