Angiogram Procedure

Angiograms In Somerset, KY

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Angiograms are an essential diagnostic tool for evaluating the condition of blood vessels in the body. It's a minimally invasive procedure that provides detailed images of blood vessels to diagnose and treat various conditions. Southern Kentucky Vascular in Somerset, KY, is a clinic of highly skilled vascular specialists and surgeons who are experienced in performing angiograms with precision and accuracy.


What are Angiograms?

Angiograms are medical imaging procedures used to examine blood vessels in the body. The procedure involves the use of a contrast dye and X-rays to create detailed images of blood vessels as they flow throughout the body.

During the angiogram procedure, after a local anesthetic is applied, a small catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and the contrast dye is injected into the bloodstream. The dye makes the blood vessels visible on X-rays, allowing the vascular specialist to assess the condition of the blood vessels and diagnose any abnormalities, such as blockages or aneurysms.


Reasons for an Angiogram

There are several reasons why a patient may need an angiogram procedure. It is commonly used to diagnose and evaluate peripheral arterial disease, which is a condition where the arteries in the legs or arms become narrow or blocked. An angiogram can help determine the location and severity of the blockage, allowing the vascular specialist to plan the appropriate treatment.

Moreover, angiograms are an effective way to monitor the progress of a patient's condition following treatment. For instance, a patient who has undergone angioplasty to open up a blocked artery may need follow-up angiograms to ensure that the procedure was successful and the artery remains open.

Overall, the versatility and precision of angiograms make them an essential tool in the field of vascular medicine. They allow vascular specialists to accurately diagnose and treat a variety of vascular conditions, leading to improved outcomes and better overall patient health.

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Benefits of Angiogram Procedures

The main benefit of an angiogram is that it provides detailed and accurate information about the condition of the blood vessels. This information is crucial in determining the appropriate treatment for a patient's condition. Angiograms are also minimally invasive, which means that they require only a small incision and do not require general anesthesia.

In addition, angiograms are often used to guide treatment procedures such as angioplasty and stenting. During an angioplasty, a small balloon is inserted into the blocked artery and inflated to widen the artery. A stent is then inserted to keep the artery open. Angiograms help the vascular specialist guide these procedures with precision and accuracy.


What to Expect Post Procedure

After an angiogram procedure, patients will be taken to a recovery area where they will be monitored closely for a few hours. It is common to feel some discomfort, tiredness, or bruising at the site of the catheter insertion. It is important to follow any post-procedure instructions given by our vascular specialists to ensure proper healing and avoid any complications.

In rare cases, patients may experience more serious side effects such as bleeding or blood clots and should contact us at Southern Kentucky Vascular immediately if they experience any concerning symptoms.

Choose Southern Kentucky Vascular

Our vascular surgeon at Southern Kentucky Vascular, Dr. Don Brown, is experienced in performing angiograms with precision and accuracy. We use the latest technology to ensure that our patients receive the most advanced care available. Angiograms are a valuable tool for evaluating the condition of blood vessels in the body. They provide accurate and detailed information that is crucial in determining the appropriate treatment for a patient's condition. If you need an angiogram procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced vascular specialists.

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What our Patients are saying


"This team is amazing! Dr. Brown has made such a huge difference in my life. I had a angiogram on both of my legs. Had a stent in one and cleaned arteries out in the other one. I could tell a difference the next day. Very thorough and attentive to my needs."

~ Becky D.


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~ Carolyn I.

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"...I want to thank Dr. Don Brown for saving my life.... I'm also walking driving and living life to the fullest all because of you. Thank you again!!!!

~ George W.

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