Explore Coronary Angiography
Before having coronary angiography, talk with your doctor about:
Your doctor will tell you exactly which procedures will be done. For example, your doctor may recommend coronary angioplasty if the angiography shows a blocked artery.
You will have a chance to ask questions about the procedures. Also, you'll be asked to provide written informed consent to have the procedures.
It’s not safe to drive after having cardiac catheterization, which is part of coronary angiography. You’ll need to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Coronary Angiography, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
September 2, 2014
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