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Coronary Angiogram test in Leicester

Comprehensive Coronary Angiogram Testing in Leicester

Our Coronary Angiogram service in Leicester provides a detailed and precise assessment of your coronary arteries, helping to diagnose and manage various cardiac conditions.

What is a Coronary Angiogram?

A Coronary Angiogram is a specialised imaging procedure used to visualise the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. During the procedure, a contrast dye is injected into the arteries, allowing our cardiac specialists to capture detailed X-ray images (angiograms) of the heart and its blood vessels.

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Why do I need Coronary Angiography?

Coronary angiography can be used to help diagnose heart conditions, help plan future treatments and carry out certain procedures.

For example, it may be used:

  • after a heart attack – where the heart's blood supply is blocked

  • to help diagnose angina – where pain in the chest is caused by restricted blood supply to the heart

  • to plan interventional or surgical procedures – such as a coronary angioplasty, where narrowed or blocked blood vessels are widened


Coronary angiography is also considered to be the best method of diagnosing coronary heart disease, where a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries affects the heart's blood supply.

What happens during Coronary Angiography?

During the procedure a long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in your groin or arm.

Using X-ray images as a guide, the tip of the catheter is passed up to the heart and coronary arteries.

A special type of dye called contrast medium is injected through the catheter and X-ray images (angiograms) are taken.

The contrast medium is visible on the angiograms, showing the blood vessels the fluid travels through. This clearly highlights any blood vessels that are narrowed or blocked.

The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, so you'll be awake while the procedure is carried out, but the area where the catheter is inserted will be numbed.

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