Cardiac catheterization and Coronary Angiography
This invasive investigation is performed by introducing a thin catheter from the right groin into the thigh artery and then upstream to the take-off of the coronary arteries from the aorta. There, a dye injection into the orifices of the coronary arteries is performed. This will visualize the coronary arteries under fluoroscopy (X-Ray) and also show possible narrowing of the these arteries.
Cardiac Catherization and Coronary angiography have meanwhile become a routine procedure, which is performed in a special room called Cathlab in hospital.