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What You Should Know: Understanding Angiograms


Interventional procedures can be difficult for patients to understand. At Albany Medical Center, we believe in educating our patients, so they can make informed and rational decisions about their health care needs. Below is a list of real life cases demonstrated by angiograms. An angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see the inside of the heart’s blood vessels. To see the results patients have had from interventional procedures (also known as percutaneous revascularization) at Albany Medical Center, click below. 
 

Case #1 - 74 Male

A 74 year old, male patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Surgical options were discussed. The patient decided to proceed with a high risk percutaneous revascularization procedure.

View angiogram.

Case #2 - Female 68

A 68 year old, female patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Detailed options and alternatives to therapy were discussed. The patient requested percutaneous revascularization.

View angiogram.

Case #3 - 52 Male

A 52 year old, male patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The patient  presents progressive disease in the opening (ostium) of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Surgical options were discussed. The patient decided to proceed with percutaneous revascularization. 

View angiogram.

Case #4 - Male 84a

A 84 year old, male patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, artrial fibrillation, hypertension and shortness of breath. The patient was considered high risk and showed severe disease of both arteries off the left main of the heart. Surgical options were discussed, but the patient decided to proceed with percutaneous revascularization.

View angiogram (LAD).

Case #4 - Male 84b View angiogram (circumflex).
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