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Coronary Angiogram / Cardiac Catheterization

A coronary angiogram or cardiac catherization is one of the most common invasive tests for detecting coronary artery stenosis, heart valve diseases, as well as checking the heart function.

We employ all the most modern methods of invasive cardiology, such as dilation of obstructed coronary arteries with drug-coated balloon catheters or implantation of various kinds of stents - even dissolvable ones. Catheters are also used in special functional diagnostics procedures, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as well as intracoronary blood pressure measurement (Fractional Flow Reserve: FFR) to diagnose unclear results for coronary blood vessels. Innovative imaging methods such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) or cardiac MRI expand the diagnostic spectrum.