Assessing Coronary Artery Disease
Patients with suspected and /or significant coronary disease undergo angiography. During angiography, x-ray images of the coronary arteries are acquired while contrast dye is injected via a tube (catheter) inserted from an artery in the groin or wrist. The resulting x-ray ‘movie’ outlines the arteries showing areas of disease. Angiography is the best test for demonstrating the severity, distribution and extent of disease inside coronary arteries.