Coronary Angiography

Coronary Angiography 

A coronary angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart's blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterization.

Heart catheterization procedures can both diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions. A coronary angiogram, which can help diagnose heart conditions, is the most common type of heart catheterization procedure

Angioplasty & Stenting Procedures.

If significant narrowing of the coronary arteries is demonstrated by an angiogram, this can often be addressed by passing balloons into the narrowed areas and inflating them (angioplasty).
Usually, a small metal scaffolding, a stent, is left in the artery to keep it open. Multiple stents may be needed to treat extensive disease.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and a Valve Replacement Surgery

In patients who have been found to have severe coronary artery disease and/or severe valvular heart disease an operation may be required.
This surgery is available at the Galway Clinic. For more information, please contact the Cardio-thoracic Department.