Georg Gaul, MD
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Cardiac catherization of the coronary arteries is always recommended when there is a sound assumption that the blood flow in the arteries is impaired and leads to a reduced blood supply of the heart muscle.
For this purpose, I usually puncture the right or left radial artery [see below] and introduce a small canule with a diameter of around 2mm in the artery. Then, contrast media are injected into the arteries to visualize them radiologically [“Cine-Angiography”]. The vessels shown on cine-angiography are then assessed for further proceeding.
Consequences after a diagnostic coronary angiography
The assessment of the coronary arteries always has three possible conseuqences:
Dr. Georg Gaul: Herzinfarkt, Verlag Holzhausen, 2008 [in German]