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Angiogram

 

An angiogram is a screening procedure that can detect the locations of blockages in the heart. It is considered the gold standard for evaluating blockages in the arterial system. The detection is performed by using real time images, taken after the injection of a contrast agent (iodine dye). The procedure provides information that helps your Cardiologist determine the best course for diagnosis and treatment.

Angiograms are typically performed while the patient is sedated. The procedure may last for an average of 15-20 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the level of complications that are unique to each patient.

 

Angiogram (CAG) : Know Your Package Price and Other Details

 

 At DESUN Angiogram (CAG) is a Daycare Procedure (Admitted and Discharged on the same day)

 

Includes

  • Bed Charges for 8 Hours
  • Cathlab Charges
  • Medicines, Consumables, Disposables & Investigations Related to the Procedure / Package
  • Doctor Team Fees

 

Does not include

  • Treatment of illness / Health Condition Not Directly Related to the Procedure / Package
  • Any Investigations Done not Directly Related to the Procedure / Package
 

Coronary Angiogram in Desun Hospital Kolkata

 

Whyis a procedure of Coronary Angiogram done?

Are there any risks involved?

Treatments for Coronary Heart Disease

MEDICINE

CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY

 

At DESUN the latest Angiography technology called Painless Radial Angiography can be performed where you need to stay in the hospital for only 6 to 8 hours.

 

What is Angiogram?

An angiogram is a screening procedure that can detect the locations of blockages in the heart. It is considered the gold standard for evaluating blockages in the arterial system. The detection is performed by using real time images, taken after the injection of a contrast agent (iodine dye). The procedure provides information that helps your Cardiologist determine the best course for diagnosis and treatment.

Angiograms are typically performed while the patient is sedated. The procedure may last for an average of 15-20 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the level of complications that are unique to each patient.

The different types of Angiograms include Coronary Angiogram, Cerebral Angiogram, Head & Neck Angiogram, Peripheral Angiogram and Renal Angiogram. The details about the procedures are as follows:

  • Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterizations. It is an investigative procedure that uses imaging to see your heart's blood vessels. The test is generally done to see if there's a restriction in blood flow going to the heart.
  • Cerebral Angiogram is a procedure which uses a special dye to trace how blood flows through the brain.
  • A Head & Neck Angiogram uses a special dye and camera (fluoroscopy) to take images of the blood flow in the blood vessel of the head and neck.
  • A Peripheral Angiogram helps identify narrowed or blocked areas in one or more arteries that supply blood to the limbs.
  • A Renal angiogram may be used to assess the blood flow to the kidneys. Fluoroscopy is often used here as the conditions are ideal for imaging this part of the anatomy. A beam is passed through the body part being examined, and transmitted to a TV- like monitor revealing necessary details.
 

Why is a Coronary Angiogram done?

  • A doctor can use an angiogram to examine the flow of blood vessels across the heart & detect blockages that are interrupting the flow of blood.
  • During an angiogram, a doctor will look for signs of cardiovascular disease and problems with the blood vessels in your body.
  • An angiogram reveals if the coronary arteries are narrowed. If yes, then till where and to what extent.
  • It helps identify the future course of medication, need for angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery. It can therefore detect the risk of heart attack before it can occur.
  • Radial Angiograms (when the catheter is inserted through the wrists) are considering outpatient procedures and patients usually go home on the same day.

Angiograms (with or without balloon angioplasty/stenting as follow-up treatment) are considering outpatient procedures and patients usually go home the same day. Desun Kolkata was the first hospital to start Radial Angiography in Kolkata.

 

When is Coronary Angiography required?

Doctors may recommend a coronary angiogram in the following medical conditions:

  • Symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as chest pain (angina)
  • Pain in chest, jaw, neck or arm that can't be explained by other tests
  • New or increasing chest pain (unstable angina)
  • A heart defect from birth (congenital heart disease)
  • Abnormal results on a non-invasive heart stress test
  • Other blood vessel problems
  • A chest injury
  • A heart valve problem that requires surgery
  • Symptoms that might mean problems with the blood flow to the brain that may include severe headaches, memory loss, slurred speech, dizziness, blurred or double vision, weakness or numbness, or loss of coordination or balance
  • Signs of a tumourous growth in the body observed through blood flow patterns to study the spread of disease and necessary treatment
  • Symptoms of common vasculitis skin lesions such as red or purple dots, usually most numerous on the legs or larger spots which look like large bruises, hives, an itchy lumpy rash and painful or tender lumps.
 

Are there any risks involved?

Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can lower a person’s risk of dying from heart disease. Doctors use various tests and procedures such as angiograms, to identify and treat different types of heart disease. Doctors also use angiograms for early detection of problems with the various organs of the body to prevent organ failure and to initiate treatment procedures.

During an angiogram, a doctor will look for signs of cardiovascular disease and problems with the arterial, venous, and capillary blood vessel structures and blood in the entire circulatory system. They use angiogram results to diagnose the following conditions:

  • aneurysms, or bulges that develop in weakened artery walls
  • atherosclerosis, which occurs when plaques and fatty material collect on the inner walls of the arteries
  • pulmonary embolisms, or Thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel) or occlusion (blockage of a blood vessel)
  • vascular stenosis or vasospasm (spasm of the blood vessel), which causes abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels that lead to the brain, heart, or legs
  • congenital abnormalities in the blood vessels or heart
  • Ateriovenous malformation (an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins)
  • Renovascular Hypertension (systematic high blood pressure caused when the renal artery is narrowed)
  • Other conditions which may be detected by a renal angiogram include tumours, haemorrhage, complications of kidney transplantation, and the invasion of a tumour into the blood vessels.

A doctor may also order an angiogram:

  • to evaluate the health of a person’s blood vessels before surgery
  • to identify blood vessels feeding a tumor
  • to plan treatments, such as a coronary bypass, stenting, or chemoembolization (Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is a minimally invasive procedure performed in interventional radiology to restrict a tumor's blood supply) to evaluate a stent after placement
 

Treatments for Coronary Heart Disease

The term angiogram refers to a diagnostic screening test that doctors can use to identify blocked or narrow blood vessels. A doctor will explain how to prepare for an angiogram during the appointment prior to the procedure. In most cases, people will need to do the test with an empty stomach. The following steps are followed:

  • Angiogram can be either radial or femoral where a doctor inserts a long, narrow tube called a catheter into an artery located in the arm, upper thigh, or groin.
  • Then a contrast dye is injected into the catheter
  • Images of the dye pumping through the blood vessels are captured in real time to check the extent of damage internally.
  • Doctors can also perform angiograms using CT scans and MRI scans.
 

MEDICINE

If your angiogram confirms that you have coronary heart disease, your doctor is likely to prescribe a number of medicines to relieve any symptoms and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

 

CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY

Coronary Angioplasty improves blood flow to your heart by using a special balloon to open out the narrowed artery in a procedure similar to a coronary angiogram. Very often a small expandable metal tube called a stent is implanted at the narrowed site to keep the artery open.

 

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Why Patients like DESUN?

Rated as one of India’s best hospitals

  • a) For excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India. World over NABH is considered equivalent to JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) - the standards followed in US for hospital accreditation. Of more than 1000 hospitals in India who have applied for NABH even after 6 years not even 100 hospitals have been able to achieve the high quality standard required to get NABH accreditation.
    In the lead story of November 2011 issue of National News Magazine THE WEEK “India’s Best Hospitals” were covered based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list of “India’s Best Hospitals”.
  • For excellence in quality of routine and Superspecialty pathology testing DESUN Pathology lab has also received the prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). In Eastern India only DESUN pathology lab has in-house facilities to perform superspecialty pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This benefits DESUN’s patients tremendously and there is practically no waiting time for getting test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 / 4 days for get test results. Thus there is no delay in diagnosis and therefore, prompt and accurate treatment for DESUN’s patients.

Ranked on Top by both West Bengal and Central Government

  • There are only 7 hospitals in West Bengal considered by West Bengal Government as “Class 1 Hospital Service Providers” under the West Bengal Health Scheme – WBHS. DESUN is the first name in this list.
  • There are more than 100 hospitals in Eastern India empanelled by Central Government under Central Government Health Scheme – CGHS. Of these 100 only 2 hospitals have been able to qualify the high standards and have, therefore, been able to achieve the status of “Superspecialty Hospital” by CGHS. DESUN is one of the 2 Superspecialty hospitals categorized by CGHS.

Safest Hospital For Any Operation

  • 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.

Specialist Doctors’ Round The Clock

  • With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.
 

Desun Hospital Advantage – Know Why Desun Hospital , Kolkata is Your Best Choice

Desun hospital Kolkata is premium superspeciality hospital in Eastern India with state of art health care infrastructure. Desun hospital Kolkata is NABH and NABL accredited and follow strict quality parameters as per requirements.

Desun hospital is among the very few hospitals in India where there is more than 700 comprehensive surgery packages available. The composite surgery packages are all inclusive of the important things that are a part of any surgery process starting from information seeking by patient or patient party to the post operative care that may continue even after discharge from hospital. The surgery packages at the hospital have been developed by experienced medical team so that it is all inclusive and comprehensive.

The surgery packages at Desun Hospital Kolkata are affordable as per cost and quality. High quality health care services in a hospital in India at affordable cost are a combination that is indeed helpful to patients visiting the hospital from all over India, West Bengal and certainly Kolkata. People also visit the hospital from parts of the world like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, South East Asia and Middle East.

The excellent patient service team and 24 hours emergency response also brings in local Kolkata residents and people from parts of West Bengal and North Bengal whose relatives, sons or daughters stay outside India. NRI’s and NROB’s have facility to enroll their parents and elders under the Desun Parent card scheme that enables them to take care of the hospitalization and health care needs of their senior citizen elders and parents back home in India. All payments and procedures of admission, discharge etc can be concluded online or over phone.

Desun hospital has facilities for latest surgeries and all modern equipments, OTs (Steel OT’s) and updated facilities to deliver excellence in terms of latest surgery techniques , modern well maintained equipments and over all top level health care infrastructure. Laparoscopic surgeries (lap) , key hole , minimally invasive and invasive surgeries all are conducted in the hospital. The hospital has advanced health care facility.

Highly experienced doctors, well trained staffs, active patient care team alongside the best surgery facilities provide a very good experience at Desun. This is evident from the numbers of people and families who recommend this hospital in Kolkata, India as a very dependable place for undergoing latest surgeries at an affordable cost. There are many success stories at Desun hospital those published and discussed even in leading national and local newspapers and news media in television. Desun’s medical team with it’s dedication and help pf advanced health care facilities at the hospital have done surgeries that are popular among hospital impact stories in India

 
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