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CT Coronary Angiography

CT Coronary Angiography:

A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiography is an imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply your heart with blood. Unlike traditional coronary angiography, CT angiography don't use a catheter threaded through your blood vessels to your heart.

Instead, a CT coronary angiography relies on a powerful X-ray machine to produce images of your heart and its blood vessels. CT angiography are noninvasive and don't require any recovery time. Coronary CT angiography are increasingly an option for people with a variety of heart conditions.

Why should I do it?

  • CT Coronary Angiography is used to examine blood vessels in key areas of the body.
  • Physicians use the procedure to: Identify abnormalities, such as aneurysms or dissection or splitting, in the aorta, both in the chest and abdomen, or in other arteries.
  • Detect atherosclerotic (plaque) disease in the carotid or coronary arteries.
  • Identify a arteriovenous malformation inside the brain. Look at congenital abnormalities in blood vessels.
  • Evaluate obstructions of vessels.

Any preparations needed?

  • Avoid drinking any beverages containing caffeine on testing and measuring his previous day (tea, coffee, energy drinks and all soft drinks containing caffeine.
  • Avoid the day of examination and the previous day had any exertion or eating food diet pills.
  • Do not use Viagra or any similar medication on the day of the examination or the day before him, because these medicines are not compatible with the drugs that would be taken during a photography
  • On the day of filming must fast from food and drink before imaging to 4 hours 
  • You must attend to the imaging department before the deadline Hour
  • Your doctor will be asked to examine the work of the kidney functions