Coronary angiography (heart catheterization, cardiac catheterization)

Imaging technique of Coronary arteries by serial X-ray photographs following injection of contrast medium. This procedure enables identification of stenotic or occluded segments in the Coronary arteries as well as cardiac imaging for identification of anatomical defects and alterations.

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia by inserting a catheter into a Femoral blood vessel and its advancement up to the area to be demonstrated.