What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a non-emergency Cath Lab procedure used to determine and diagnose CAD. A small catheter is inserted through the femoral artery in your leg and threaded up into the heart. A dye that x-ray machines can see is injected into your the arteries of your heart so that the cardiologist can see if there are any blockages or stenosis (narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup).

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Original Photography by Jon Hyde

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