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CT- Non invasive Coronarography

CT- Non invasive Coronarography

A coronary angiogram is a test to find out if you have a blockage in a coronary artery. The test is generally done to see if there's a restriction in blood flow going to the heart, degree of calcification and overall heart function. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterizations.
It is the preferred method for the diagnosis of intracoronary lesions.

The equipment that has enabled the best visualization of the coronary arteries until now, is the 64 and 320-crown multidetector CT scan, which is based on a radiological system that allows images (heart slices) to be obtained extremely quickly (less than 10 seconds) and is non-invasive. The patient receives an injection of contrast into a peripheral vein (in the arm), without the need to insert catheters into the body.

You simply have to come on an empty stomach (not eat anything 6 hours before the test) and drink plenty of fluids and don't forget to book an appointment first.