Coronary Angiogram

Minimally invasive day case investigation for coronary (heart) artery disease

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What is an Invasive Coronary Angiogram?

It is a minimally invasive procedure usually carried out through the wrist artery under local anaesthetic and is generally a day case procedure. The procedure itself takes approximately 10-15 minutes in most patients. Dr Shand will go through the results with you as soon as the investigation is complete, allowing you time to ask questions and ensuring that you fully understand the next steps in your journey.

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Why would you need Coronary Angiogram?

A coronary angiogram / coronary angiography is generally recommended when there is a high probability of coronary (heart) artery disease or when assessment of the coronary arteries is required prior to treatment of another cardiac condition such as heart valve disease.

Frequently asked questions

Very occasionally the procedure can cause discomfort in the arm or chest. We make every effort to avoid discomfort and if required have a full selection of pain relief and sedation to make you as comfortable as possible.

All medical procedures carry a risk of a complication. A full explanation of the risks (and benefits) of a coronary angiogram will be explained to you by Dr Shand and his team prior to undergoing the procedure. Very rare significant complications include stroke, heart attack, bleeding, kidney damage and death.

Dr Shand is generally happy to perform this procedure in patients who have not fasted. This increases patient comfort during the procedure.

Specific advice surrounding certain classes of medication will be given prior to your attendance for this procedure. However, most medication can be taken on the day of your procedure.

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