INVASIVE (INTERVENTIONAL) PROCEDURE IN CARDIOLOGY (CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY)

CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY Cardiac angiography is generally performed by entering from the leg artery (femoral angio) and in patients for whom this vessel is not suitable, through the arm artery (brachial-radial angiography), by giving a special drug into the heart vessels (coronary artery) and using X-rays to determine the structure of the heart vessels, the heart muscle. It is a diagnostic method in which the force of contraction, leakage or stenosis of the heart valves are detected and their images are recorded. The patient does not need to be put to sleep during the procedure. So it does not require general anesthesia. Only the entry site is numbed locally with local anesthesia. During the procedure, the patient is awake and can talk. Coronary angiography is not a painful procedure and can usually be performed in a short time. Due to the entry from the great artery, patients are placed on bed rest for a while after the procedure to prevent bleeding. The patient can eat 1 hour after the procedure, and can stand up 2 hours later. Cardiac angiography is only a diagnostic method, not a treatment method, and a treatment plan is made according to the results of angiography. There may be dangerous complications during angiography, but this rate is 3 in 1000 patients in good hands. Apart from this, there may be minor bleedings called minor complications. Most of these complications are harmless and not life threatening.

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