An angiogram is a special type of X-Ray
using dye to show if there is narrowing
of the coronary arteries. The coronary
arteries supply the heart with blood.
Narrowing or blockage in these arteries can cause
chest pain (angina) or heart attack. This test can also
detect problems with the heart valves,
or the pumping action of the heart. The
result of the test will help your
cardiologist plan the best treatment
for you. If the test shows a narrowing
or blockage, it may be treated with
coronary angioplasty/stenting or bypass surgery.