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Invasive Coronary Imaging, Leicester

Invasive Coronary Imaging, Leicester

Advanced coronary imaging, an essential aspect of cardiology, facilitates precise visualisation of the coronary arteries responsible for supplying blood to the heart muscle. Cardiac Consulting in Leicester provides cutting-edge invasive coronary imaging as part of its holistic cardiovascular care approach. This service plays a crucial role in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease (CAD), a predominant factor in heart-related ailments and fatalities globally.

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.

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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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