What is Angiogram?

A coronary angiogram is a test that uses X-ray imaging to visualize the blood vessels in your heart. The procedure is typically performed to determine whether there is a blockage in the blood flow to the heart.

Risks and Complications

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Injury to the blood vessel
  • Reaction to the contrast media
  • Acute vessel blockage
  • Reaction to the intravenous anesthesia/sedative

Travel Recommendations

We recommend that the patient stay close by for at least one day after being discharged from the hospital. This will make it easier to return to the hospital quickly if any complications arise from the procedure.

Success Rate

The effectiveness of an angiogram can be affected by several factors. It's crucial to have a discussion with your doctor before the procedure to get a clear understanding of the likelihood of success.

What if this procedure is not performed?

If the procedure is used for diagnosis, not undergoing it may prevent the doctor from planning the appropriate treatment for your condition. This could worsen your condition and lead to serious complications.


Computed tomography (CT) angiography (angiogram) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).