Coronary Angiography

Angiography is the gold standard for diagnosis of vascular disease. Coronary Angiography is a test that uses dye and special x-rays to examine the coronary arteries for plaque buildup.

The technique involves a procedure called cardiac catheterization. This procedure involves the placement of a catheter into the artery using a local anesthetic – usually through an artery in the groin or arm and is preformed only in hospitals by trained cardiologists.