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Invasive Cardiology Diagnostic Procedures

Peripheral Vascular Angiograms

What is it?  A peripheral vascular angiogram uses a catheter to inject dye into the peripheral arteries.  X-rays are then taken while the dye is within the arteries, allowing for a clear visual of the blood flow inside the artery where peripheral vascular disease occurs.

What happens during the procedure?  During the procedure, a catheter is threaded into the damaged artery from the groin area or the arm.

Preparing for the Procedure:

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