Peripheral Angiography

What is Peripheral Angiography?

Peripheral angiography is a test, which uses X-rays, and a special dye to examine and find blocked or narrowed blood vessels, or arteries carrying blood to the brain, arms, legs, chest, belly or back.

How does Peripheral Angiography help?

Peripheral angiography helps the doctor in highlighting the blocked or narrow areas of arteries that carry blood to legs, limbs, knees, ankles, and arms. The doctor with the use...

How is Peripheral Angiography done?

What are the benefits and risks of Peripheral Angiography procedure?

This revolutionary technique has made the procedure much more comfortable and less risky. Though, the risks associated with the procedure are rare, there are certain complications that may arise.

The advantages of Peripheral Angiography procedure are:

  • The test help to identify the blockage, and severity with minimal invasion surgery.
  • The patient can resume normal activities within 4-5 hours of performing the procedure.
  • At times, the inserted dye itse...

The risks associated with Peripheral Angiography procedure are:

  • Swelling or bleeding from the angiogram site.
  • Blood clots leading to a stroke or heart attack.
  • Damage to blood vessel.
  • Allergic reaction and kidney damage from the dye.
  • Hema...

Limitations of this procedure are:

  • The technique is unable to visualise vessels smaller than 0.5 mm.

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