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Cardiovascular angiography is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart's blood vessels. It is part of group of cardiology medical procedures known as cardiovascular catheterization.
Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento provides exceptional diagnostics for our heart and vascular patients. Our cardiologists and physicians use the latest technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis so we can provide you with the best course of treatment available.
You may need to stay in the hospital the night before the test. The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. Here's what to expect:
Always follow any special instructions your cardiologist or doctor gives you prior to the test. You should not eat or drink anything for 8 hours before the test starts. Also, tell your doctor if: