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  Coronary catheterization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Specifically, coronary catheterization is a visually interpreted test performed to recognize occlusion, stenosis, restenosis, thrombosis or aneurysmal enlargement the coronary artery lumens, heart chamber size, heart muscle contraction performance and some aspects of heart valve function.
The first case of coronary catheterization was serendipitous: Sones, a pediatric cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, accidentally injected radiocontrast in the coronary artery instead of the left ventricle.
During coronary catheterization (often referred to as a cath by physicians), blood pressures are recorded and X-Ray motion picture shadow-grams of the blood inside the coronary arteries are recorded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coronary_angiography   (1750 words)

 Angiogram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angiograms require the insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery, e.g.
The most common angiogram performed is to visualize the blood in the coronary arteries.
X-ray images of the transient radiocontrast distribution within the blood flowing within the coronary arteries allows visualization of the size of the artery openings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coronary_angiogram   (504 words)

 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Coronary angiography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coronary angiography is a procedure in which a contrast material that can be seen using x-ray equipment is injected into one of the arteries of the heart.
Coronary angiography is usually performed in conjunction with cardiac catheterization.
Coronary angiography is performed to detect obstruction in the coronary arteries, which can lead to heart attack.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/003876.html   (724 words)

 OHSU Health - Coronary Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since coronary arteries deliver blood to the heart muscle, any coronary artery disorder or disease can have serious implications by reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart, which may lead to a heart attack and possibly death.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is characterized by the accumulation of fatty deposits along the innermost layer of the coronary arteries.
coronary artery bypass - a surgical procedure in which small portions of veins or arteries are taken from one part of the body and transplanted into the heart to bypass clogged coronary arteries in the heart.
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 Coronary Angiogram - Picture - MSN Encarta
Coronary angiography, the X-ray examination of the heart after the injection of a radiopaque dye or contrast medium, is used to detect the presence and extent of coronary disease.
Areas blocked by atherosclerotic plaque appear as dark spots that interrupt the path of an artery.
This angiogram shows a blockage in the coronary artery along the upper surface of the heart.
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 Should I have an angiogram to test for coronary artery disease? - SJMMC, Ann Arbor, Michigan MI
A coronary angiogram, also called cardiac catheterization, is a procedure in which contrast material is injected through a catheter to see the size and location of plaque that may have built up in your coronary arteries.
Coronary artery disease occurs when the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle, gradually become narrowed or blocked by plaque deposits.
If these tests indicate you have coronary artery disease or you have severe symptoms, your doctor may recommend a coronary angiogram, because this procedure is the only way to evaluate the severity of coronary artery disease and the exact location of any narrowing or blockages.
www.sjmercyhealth.org /15503.cfm   (1272 words)

 Coronary angiogram and heart disease information on MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A coronary angiogram is the "gold standard" for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD).
Coronary angiography is performed with the use of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, and is generally not terribly uncomfortable.
During a coronary angiogram, a small catheter (a thin hollow tube with a diameter of 2-3 mm) is inserted through the skin into an artery in either the groin or the arm.
www.medicinenet.com /coronary_angiogram/article.htm   (561 words)

 Coronary Angiography by Best Doctors without borders - Healthcare Abroad
Coronary Angiography is a diagnostic procedure that is used to confirm the diagnosis of the diseases affecting your heart and blood vessels.
Coronary Angiography pin points to exactly where the blockage is located, indicates the extent of blockage, assess blood flow from rest of the heart tissue and it also evaluates the results of any previous Coronary Angiography procedure.
Coronary Angiography is considered to be a gold standard by cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons for the diagnosis of conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels.
www.medsolution.com /surgery_interventionalcardio-corangiogrph.asp   (791 words)

 Cardiac, Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary disease appears to be a lifelong process in some people, beginning at an early age and progressing slowly until the vessels become so occluded that the heart muscle no longer gets adequate nourishment.
A coronary artery must be narrowed to less than 30% of its original size before there is a serious reduction in the blood flow to the heart muscle served by that vessel.
Patients considering coronary bypass surgery always should determine whether the surgeon performs this particular operation regularly (at least 2 or 3 times per week) and whether there is a skilled recovery team and a special recovery unit.
www.columbiasurgery.org /pat/cardiac/chd.html   (1619 words)

 USNews.com: Health: Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary tomography angiogram
The information collected during the coronary CTA examination is used to identify the coronary arteries and, if present, plaques in their walls with the creation of 3-D images on a computer screen.
Although coronary CTA examinations are growing in use, coronary angiograms remain the gold standard for detecting coronary artery stenosis, which is a significant narrowing of an artery that could require catheter-based intervention (such as stenting) or surgery (such as bypassing).
Coronary CTA also is of limited use in patients with extensive areas of old calcified, or hardened, plaque, which is often the case in older patients.
www.usnews.com /usnews/health/heart/cad/cad.test.radio.coronarycta.htm   (838 words)

 PinoyOnBoard.com - Coronary Angiogram
Coronary Angiogram, also known as Cardiac Catheterization, is a medical test where radio-opaque dye is injected into the Coronary Arteries of the heart to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries which might lead to a heart attack.
Once the tip of the catheter catches or hugs the opening of the left and right coronary arteries, dye is injected into the catheter into these arteries, and video film of the dye flowing into the coronary arteries are taken.
When the dye is injected into the coronary arteries in the actual testing procedure, the patient feels a very warm sensation in the chest and then face and head, then the abdomen.
www.pinoyonboard.com /2003/0705_angiogram.html   (1041 words)

 Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease and top cause of death in the United States.
Coronary artery disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the inside of your coronary arteries.
With cardiac catheterization or coronary angiogram, a test that shows blood flow to your heart muscle, your doctor can see any blockages or narrowing and the location of those problems.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/special/hw113087/sec1.htm   (988 words)

 Coronary artery bypass surgery - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coronary bypass surgery is one of the most common and effective procedures to manage blockage of blood to the heart muscle.
Coronary bypass surgery uses a healthy blood vessel harvested from your leg, arm, chest or abdomen and connects it to the other arteries in your heart so that blood is bypassed around the diseased or blocked area.
Another risk of coronary bypass surgery is that plaques — the fatty deposits that accumulate on the inner walls of coronary arteries and other vessels in atherosclerosis — may break loose from the walls of the aorta when it's clamped shut for the heart-lung machine.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/coronary-bypass-surgery/HB00022   (1445 words)

 Coronary Angiogram - Cholesterol information, overweight and nutrition facts
Alert me when articles match all these words: coronary angiogram is a special x-ray of the arteries located on the surface diagnosed with coronary artery disease.
The angiogram looks for abnormalities of heart muscle or heart valves, and can see if the coronary angiogram, or cardiac catheterization been proven as effective as the coronary angiogram is a procedure that shows how the blood circulates in the smaller heart Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiogram.
Coronary Angiogram (Cardiac Catheterization) $2,182.00 The purpose of a coronary angiogram is to locate any blocked or narrowed areas in the coronary arteries and to determine how well a patient’s...
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 Coronary Angiogram for your Heart. Do you know what it is?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coronary angiography is performed with the use of local anesthesia and is generally not terribly uncomfortable.
During a coronary angiogram, a small catheter (a thin hollow tube with a diameter of 2-3 mm) is inserted through the skin into an artery generally in the wrist.
Coronary Angiogram is the only test, which allows precise quantification of the severity of CAD to optimally take decisions for the treatment.
www.articlealley.com /article_28003_23.html   (714 words)

 Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention
A coronary angiogram specifies the nature and severity of coronary artery stenoses, or blockages.
It's an established and effective therapy for many patients with coronary artery disease and is known to reduce symptoms of chest pain, improve quality of life, and prevent future cardiac events such as heart attacks.
A 100 percent coronary artery blockage, known as a total occlusion, is one of the most challenging to treat.
www.heartcc.com /Services_Catheterization.htm   (914 words)

 Angiogram - SJMMC, Ann Arbor, Michigan MI
An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within an artery (such as the aorta) or a vein (such as the vena cava).
An angiogram is usually done by a doctor who specializes in evaluating imaging tests (radiologist).
An angiogram is not usually done for pregnant women because the X-rays could damage the developing baby (fetus).
www.sjmercyhealth.org /12442.cfm   (2686 words)

 Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram, Coronary CTA
A Coronary CTA is a heart-imaging test currently undergoing rapid development and evaluation for non-invasively determining whether either fatty deposits or calcium deposits have built up in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle.
The information collected during the Coronary CTA examination is used to identify the coronary arteries and, if present, plaques in their walls with the creation of 3D images on a computer screen.
Once Coronary CTA is deemed appropriate and safe for a patient, the examination may be scheduled by the primary physician by calling Imaging Scheduling at 216-445-7050, 1-800-223-2273, ext.
www.clevelandclinic.org /heartcenter/pub/guide/tests/radiograph/coronarycta.htm   (1240 words)

 Heart Disease and Stroke - angiogram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angiogram Catheter Test home :: angiogram catheter test A coronary angiogram catheter test or catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure which allows your physician to see on an x-ray screen...
A cerebral angiogram is a study of the blood vessels in the brain.
Angiogram of the Head and Neck Test Overview Angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the head and neck.
www.disease-heart.com /angiogram   (914 words)

 64 slice ct coronary angiogram - scared
Either an angiogram or a stress test to look for ischemia depending on how invasive you would want to be.
The presence of coronary disease is a marker for increased risk for cardiovascular complications.
Whether an angiogram is necessary or not is for your physicians to decide, but based on your description, I would be extremely surprised if some form of further testing (CT, thallium, stress-MRI, whatever) was not indicated.
www.medhelp.org /perl6/cardio/messages/35727.html   (1835 words)

 Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiogram
During cardiac catheterization, x-ray images, called angiograms, are usually recorded to examine the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle.
Guided by X-ray, the transducer is inserted into a coronary artery producing real-time high-resolution images of the vascular lumen (internal cavity of the veins and arteries), and the arterial wall (vessel and related structures).
IVUS allows physicians to closely inspect a suspicious coronary segment analyzing artery walls and plaque prior to PTCA as the ultrasound catheter moves through the vessel.
www.cpmc.org /services/cardiac/card-cath.html   (745 words)

 Limitations Of The Coronary Angiogram
There is good reason to believe that the reason for these poor relationships is because the main coronary arteries, the visualization of which is the main objective of coronary angiograms, contain only about 25% of the total coronary blood flow.
Thus, if the objective of coronary angiograms is visualize the amount of blood flow to different regions of the heart, it fails miserably.
If angiograms are done, coronary artery disease may be coincidentally present, and the patient's symptoms blamed on it rather than his hypertension.
www.heartprotect.com /angiograms.shtml   (1299 words)

 Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Angiogram, and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Angiogram, and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Your doctor has recommended that you have a cardiac catheterization, coronary angiogram, and/or possible percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty or stent placement) as part of your continuing medical care.
Answer: Cardiac catheterization is an invasive, non-surgical procedure done to study the structure of the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle and to check the function of the main pumping chamber of your heart.
www.cpmc.org /learning/documents/cardiaccath-ws.html   (1696 words)

 ANGINA PECTORIS WITH NORMAL CORONARY ANGIOGRAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I wish to stress that, if the coronary angiogram is reported normal, but you have made a definite diagnosis of angina pectoris, do not change the diagnosis.
There are three conditions where the patient can have angina with normal coronary angiogram.
Coronary artery spasm of the big vessels which will respond to GTN tablet or spray.
www.bhj.org /journal/2002_4403_jul/symp_440.htm   (218 words)

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