Angiografía coronaria

La angiografía coronaria se emplea para detectar la obstrucción en las arterias coronarias del corazón. Durante el procedimiento, se inserta un catéter (tubo flexible y delgado) en una arteria del brazo o de la ingle que se lleva cuidadosamente hasta el corazón. Los vasos sanguíneos del corazón se examinan a través de un medio de contraste que se inyecta por el catéter. Luego, para observar el flujo sanguíneo se toma una sucesión rápida de rayos X (fluoroscopia).

Angiografía coronaria

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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