A coronary angiogram is a test to look at the large blood vessels of your heart (coronary arteries). These blood vessels feed blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.
This test is done to check blood flow in your coronary arteries. It can show the size and location of narrowed or blocked sections of an artery.
It's done for people who have coronary artery disease, also known as heart disease. The test can show how serious the disease is and how best to treat it. Or it can be done for people who have symptoms of heart disease to find out if there is a problem with the artery.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: December 6, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Interventional Cardiology & Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
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