What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a minor pro­ce­dure of the arter­ies and veins in the body. It is per­formed in a Catheter Lab, which is a spe­cif­ic type of the­atre room. For a vas­cu­lar patient it is usu­al­ly in the legs or abdomen. Dye is inject­ed into the vein or artery via the groin or arm. Once the dye has been inject­ed images are tak­en of the blood flow to analyse abnor­mal­i­ties or blockages.

Why is an angiogram performed?

An angiogram is per­formed to take images of the abnor­mal­i­ties or block­ages in the veins or arter­ies. It is used to plan fur­ther inter­ven­tion if it needed.

Having an Angiogram?

For more infor­ma­tion please read our patient infor­ma­tion brochure on angiograms.

Angiogram & Angio­plas­ty Brochure