One of the main vital functions of coronary arteries and other heart vessels is to carry blood to the heart. Furthermore, the smooth flow of the blood is a sign that determines there is no obstruction or blockage either in the veins or arteries. The health of the blood vessels is one of many contributors that can lead to heart disease if the doctor diagnoses the symptoms late. Below some of the reasons why it is essential to check and test the blood vessels will be explained.
Atherosclerosis: When arteries become narrow, it means a patient is at risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Peripheral arterial disease: Blood supply to the leg muscles will be reduced.
Brain aneurysm: A lump in blood vessels in the brain.
Angina: Reduced follow of blood to the heart muscles that cause chest pain.
Blood clots or a pulmonary embolism: A blockage in the artery or vessels in the lungs.
As a result, angiography is a type of imaging test that with the use of x-ray, examines arteries and blood vessels for any abnormalities that may cause an irreversible heart condition. The procedure is a common type of cardiac catheterization that can both diagnose and treat problems in the heart blood vessels. Furthermore, the test is the best way to know of any blocked, narrow, and enlarged arteries in the heart. It shows how a patient heart is working correctly and whether there are any severe heart diseases.
How is Angiography performed?
Usually, angiography will be done at a hospital or radiology department. First, a patient will lie on the x-ray table, and he/she may be awake during the procedure; however, sedative mediation will be administered to stimulate the feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, the access point which could be either in the arm or the groin will be washed. In order to make any incisions, the patient will be injected with a local anesthetic. Next, a small incision will be made to have an access point, and a tiny flexible tube will be inserted into the arteries. At this time, the doctor will carefully thread the catheter toward the targeted heart vessels. Subsequently, to provide clear visibility for the surgeon in detecting any restrictions in the blood or problems in the vessel, a dye (a contrast material) will be injected into the catheter. The dye injection will provide a clear view of the x-ray machine of any blocked or narrowed area and later will be discharged from the body through urine.
Types of Angiography
Coronary angiography: This is a procedure that examines blood flow in the heart.
Cerebral angiography: In this procedure, blood vessels in and around the brain will be viewed.
Risks that may occur during Angiography
It has come to believe that in any medical procedure, there are both some risks and benefits involved. Some of the common complications will be provided below:
Bleeding at the access point will be stopped after a few days
Showing allergic signs to dye, including rash
Drink plenty of water; it helps with the discharging of the dye.
Do not lift heavy objects
Restrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for some days.
Taking care of the incision area.
Angiography in Iran
Iran health care centers and specialized and sub-specialized hospitals have cutting edge technologies when it comes to x-ray imaging and testing the blood vessels in the heart. All of the hospitals in Iran benefit from staff and doctors who are committed to giving the patients the best treatment experience. Moreover, coronary artery disease has been discussed to be one of the causes of death globally. Therefore, all specialized doctors in Iran are trying to utilize the latest techniques to diagnose any heart-related problems as early as possible. Also, most of the well-known hospitals in Iran have obtained the highest level of Health Promotion Hospital grade (HPH) by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in IRAN.
Angiography in Medova
One thing that the Medova team assures patients who travel to Iran for treatment is that the cost of most operation and health services, unlike some of the neighboring countries, is very affordable. In addition, all the specialized doctors and surgeons who have been working with Medova have proven success records in curing the most severe patients from various countries. Medova center is working closely with some of the top healthcare centers and hospitals that offer the best equipment and treatments for all people around the world. For further information on choosing the right treatment for you, please contact us.