An Angiography is a special form of x-ray that permits the diagnosis of blockages or narrowing in the arteries of the body. A thin flexible tube is inserted into the desired blood vessel from the access point. This procedure is performed by a specialist interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon.
Preparation of Angiography:
First normally admitted to the ward for a few hours before hand to check out the general health and then you will get ready for the angiography. On the day of the test you may eat and drink as normal. If any medicine then take only the morning doses. If you are diabetes and inject insulin you should have normal food and insulin dose unless instructed not to. The test will take place in the x-ray department a nurse will escort you and stay with you during the test. Best Tearment for endovenous radiofrequency ablation. A small drip will be placed into a vein in the arm or hand during the procedure.
During the Angiography:
The radiologist will inject a local anaesthetic into the skin. After this injection the procedure should be fairly painless. The long fine tube catheter is then inserted in to the artery and using x-ray the radiologist manipulate catheter into the correct position you will not feel the catheter being moved around your body. Dr Manish Raval is a specialist in endovenous laser ablation.
After the Angiography:
After the angiography you will taken back to the ward to rest for a few hours. If no pulses are present the colour and temperature of the foot is important if all well the you will given permission for going home. And some patient needs to require for the night stay also. If you after going home you will notice swelling and bleeding at the puncture site if require then you should take advice of surgeon.
Risk factors of angiography:
- A small amount of bruising at the catheter entry point is relatively common.
- Some time pain to the puncture site.
- Damage to artery wall can occur which can lead to the blood clots.