is performed where you need to stay at hospital only for 6 to 8 hours.

Need of Coronary Angiography

Coronary Angiography is performed to diagnose heart conditions and making plans for future treatments and carry our different procedures. For example:

After the heart attack- to trace where the heart’s blood supply is blocked
To help diagnose angia- where pain in the chest is an outcome of a restricted blood supply to the heart
To plan interventional or surgical procedures- like a coronary angioplasty, where blocked or narrowed blood vessels are widened


During the procedure a thin, long and flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into blood vessels in your arm or groin. Using the X-ray images as a guide, the catheter is moved up the inside of artery till it reaches to the heart. A specific dye is then inserted into the coronary arteries and Xrays are taken. The X-ray image provides images carrying detailed information about the condition and state of the heart and coronary arteries.

The procedure is done under local anesthesia, so you’ll be awake right after the procedure, whoever the area where the catheter is inserted will be numbed.


The majority of people are declared fit to go home at the very day when the procedure is performed. But, there are some precautions that you need to follow:

Avoid taking bath for one or two days. Keep the wound as dry as possible
Avoid playing sports, heavy lifting or excessive activities
Don’ drive till advised. It may take up to three days to drive