Angiography is a specialized medical imaging procedure that allows us to visualize the blood vessels in and around your heart. At Houston Cardiovascular Care, we offer advanced angiography services to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular conditions. Here, we'll delve into our angiography treatments, their importance in cardiovascular care, and how they can benefit your heart health.
DR. ABDELKADER ALMANFI, our esteemed cardiologist, leads our experienced healthcare team in performing angiography procedures. With a commitment to excellence, we ensure that you receive the highest standard of care and accurate diagnostic assessments.
At Houston Cardiovascular Care, we understand that every patient is unique. DR. ABDELKADER ALMANFI utilizes angiography as part of a comprehensive assessment to tailor treatment plans to your individual health requirements, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your heart.
BENIFITS OF ANGIOGRAPHY
1 Accurate Diagnosis
Angiography provides precise imaging, aiding in the accurate diagnosis of various vascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and aneurysms.
2 Treatment Guidance
Angiography results guide treatment decisions, helping us develop personalized treatment plans that address your specific cardiovascular needs.
3 Minimally Invasive Procedures
In some cases, angiography can be followed by minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stent placement, or embolization to treat vascular abnormalities.
The Angiography Procedure
Here's what you can expect during an angiography procedure:
Preparation: You'll be asked to change into a hospital gown, and a small area on your body (usually the groin or wrist) will be cleaned and numbed. A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in this area.
Contrast Dye Injection: Contrast dye is injected through the catheter into the blood vessel, and X-rays are taken as the dye flows through your arteries and veins. The contrast dye highlights the blood vessels, allowing them to be clearly seen on the X-ray images.
Image Acquisition: A series of X-ray images are captured from different angles, providing a comprehensive view of your blood vessels and any potential issues.
Analysis: The recorded angiography images are analyzed by our cardiologist to assess blood flow, detect blockages, and determine the extent of vascular disease.
Results: The results of your angiography will be discussed with you, and if necessary, further diagnostic tests or treatment options will be recommended.