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What is Coronary Angiography? Why it is performed?

Coronary Angiography is a test that examines the coronary arteries of the patient's heart.

Angiography is a medical imaging procedure used to examine the patient’s organs and blood arteries. This is done primarily to diagnose blockages and other issues in the veins, arteries, and heart chambers. It is accomplished with the use of an X-Ray-based technology, such as fluoroscopy. (Immediately obtains moving pictures using X-Ray).

A contrast agent, such as a particular dye, is delivered into the bloodstream through a catheter (a tiny plastic tube), highlighting the blood arteries. As the blood vessels move, they appear white on the angiography. Then X-Rays are collected and analyzed.

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Why is Coronary Angiography performed?

Coronary angiography is performed for various reasons, like:

  • Angina – Chest pain or any kind of discomfort.
  • Unstable Angina – When chest pain becomes worse and occurs more often.
  • Unexplained pain in the chest, arm, jaw, or neck.
  • Coronary thrombosis or Blood clots
  • Congenital heart disease – Defect in heart present from birth.
  • Chest injury or other problems with blood vessels.
  • Unusual chest pain even when all the tests are normal.
  • Problem with heart valve that requires surgery.
  • Heart failure
  • Atypical results of heart stress test
  • After a recent heart attack.
  • If you are going to have a surgery in which you have a high chance of getting a heart attack or other problems related to heart.

What are the types of angiographies and how long does it required to perform angiography?

Coronary angiography is of 2 types:

Catheter coronary angiography – In this procedure, a catheter is guided into your artery in your arm or groin. The catheter is moved towards the opening of your coronary arteries, and then injected with a contrast agent. Then, X-Rays of the blood vessels are taken.

Non-invasive coronary angiography – In this procedure a catheter is not used, instead imaging tests like an ultrasound or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), or CT (Computed Tomography) are done to take an X-Ray of the blood vessels.


It usually takes up-to 30 minutes to perform coronary angiography. Interventional cardiologists like Dr. Satish Sawant performs coronary angiography in cathlab which are well equipped with all the necessary instruments for angiography and angioplasty.

What are the side effects of coronary angiography?

Coronary angiography is a common procedure that rarely causes serious problems. Possible complications may include bleeding, allergic reactions to the contrast dye, infection, blood vessel damage, arrhythmias, blood clots that can trigger a heart attack or stroke, kidney damage, and fluid buildup around the heart.

What is the cost of coronary angiography in Pune?

Cost of coronary angiography varies from hospital to hospital. It is usually between the range of 20 thousand Indian Rupees to 50 thousand Indian Rupees.

Where can you get angiography in Pune?

Dr. Satish Sawant of Sawant Heart Clinic has more than 15 years of experience, He is one of the best interventional cardiologist in Pune to perform angiography and complicated angioplasty procedures. You can consult him at his clinic on pune-satara road, swargate, Pune.

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