CATHETER ANGIOGRAPHY

A Catheter Angiography is an invasive diagnostic procedure that uses a dye (contrast) and a special x-ray (fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood flow in your heart’s arteries. These pictures are called angiograms.

Catheter Angiography allows your Cardiologist to see precisely if there is any narrowing in your heart arteries, where the site is exactly and how severe the problem is. It can also assess the function of your heart. This helps your Cardiologist or Cardiothoracic Surgeon choose the most appropriate treatment option for you.

 

Why Perform Catheter Angiography?

Catheter Angiography is performed if you have, or are suspected to have coronary artery disease. Your doctor may recommend that you have the test if:

  • You have chest pain that your doctor suspects is caused by narrowed coronary arteries, but he or she wants to be sure. Your doctor wants to assess the degree of narrowing in your coronary arteries to see if you could benefit from a procedure such as angioplasty or bypass surgery, to relieve your symptoms and reduce your risk of further heart problems.
  • You have had a heart attack, you had treatment to dissolve the clot blocking your coronary artery, or if you have continuing chest pain, or the results of an exercise test indicate the need for further tests to check the status of your heart.
Performed ByInterventional Cardiologist
Length of ProcedureNormally between 45 - 60 minutes
Length of Hospital stayDaycare (around 8 hours)
Recovery time after procedureAround 48 hours
MethodThrough wrist or groin
ComplicationMinimal
Perform inCatheterization Lab
SafetyCardiothoracic Surgeon on Standby

DOCTOR IN CHARGE

Dr. Wong Teck Wee

Dr. Wong Teck Wee

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Chong Yoon Sin

Dr. Chong Yoon Sin

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Yap Yee Guan

Dr. Yap Yee Guan

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

TELL US YOUR CONCERN

ask anything

OUR CONTACT

Level 7 & 8, Annexe Block, Menara IGB, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
E: enquiry@ihealmedical.com
T : + 603 2287 7398
T : + 6016 261 5297
T : + 6016 343 7398
F : + 603 2287 7320
FB: facebook.com/ihealmedical
Instagram: @ihealmedical

Appointment
close slider
Appointment

Appointment Detail

State your concern or message.

Personal Information

We'll contact you to set up an appointment and confirmation.