Coronary Angiogram

Coronary angiography is an investigation in which iodine containing contrast is injected into the coronary artery and cine films or fluoroscopic video are recorded using X-ray equipment. Arterial puncture by the percutaneous technique is resorted to in most cases. The usual arteries used are the femoral and radial. Brachial or axillary artery puncture can also be used in case the former approaches are not available, but they are usually not preferred. Brachial artery can also be approached through a cut down instead of percutaneous puncture. Left Coronary Angiogram in RAO Caudal View LMCA: Left Main Coronary Artery LAD: Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery LCX: Left Circumflex Coronary Artery OM: Obtuse Marginal branch of LCX
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs