Angiograms are pretty common nowdays. So why is that?
An angiogram can find a bulge in a blood vessel (aneurysm). It can also show narrowing or a blockage in a blood vessel that affects blood flow. An angiogram can show if coronary artery disease is present and how bad it is.
Detect problems with blood vessels that affect blood flow. Examples of such problems include a tear in a blood vessel which can cause blockage or internal bleeding, aneurysms (weaknesses in the blood vessel wall), and narrowed areas.
Look for a source of bleeding, such as an ulcer.
Look for changes in the blood vessels of injured or damaged organs.
Show the pattern of blood flow to a tumor. This can figure out how much the tumor has spread and also figure out the best form of treatment.
Show the condition, number, and location of renal arteries before a kidney transplant.
Prepare for surgery on diseased blood vessels of the legs in people who have severe leg pain when walking.
Check how bad atherosclerosis is in the coronary arteries if a patient has been having unresolved heart trouble.
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