To prepare for a coronary angiogram, which is a test involving the use of X-ray imaging to view photos of the heart's blood vessels, avoid eating or drinking anything past midnight one day prior to the test, recommends M... More »

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A heart angiogram, or coronary angiogram, lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, states MedlinePlus. During a coronary angiogram, the physician inserts a catheter into a coronary artery and injects a type of dye called contras... More »

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An interventional radiologist can perform a heart angiogram, relates the Society of Interventional Radiology. An interventional radiologist is a trained doctor who can perform this minimally invasive procedure that invol... More »

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A coronary angiogram is an X-ray imaging test used to locate impairments of the heart or blood vessels, Mayo Clinic states. Physicians perform the procedure by injecting contrast dye into a blood vessel and using an X-ra... More »

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A rib fracture can affect the heart by damaging the aorta or other major blood vessels, according to Mayo Clinic. Blunt cardiac injury is a common complication from rib fractures, according to The American Association fo... More »

When an arteriovenous malformation occurs, the process in which arteries and veins transport blood between the heart and brain malfunctions, and jumbled blood vessels redirect the blood from the arteries to the veins, th... More »

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Catheter or cardiac ablation comes with several risks, including possible bleeding or infection and damaged blood vessels resulting from the insertion and progression of the catheter to the heart, according to Mayo Clini... More »

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