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Angiograms and Stent Insertion in Brisbane

Download Information PackAn angiogram is a minimally invasive procedure where a needle is inserted into an artery under local analgesia, followed by wires and sheathing. X-ray and contrast dye are then used to image the artery under question.

The dye is very useful in identifying any narrowing or blockage in the vessel. Subsequently, a balloon or stent might be inserted to keep the artery open and free of blockage.

Our Angioplasty Procedure

All medical procedures have pre-surgical instructions that must be followed. We will also advise you of all risks and safety issues that can be associated with angioplasty, including the use of contrast, sedation, post-surgical reactions and the possible complications related to punctured vessels.

    Here is what you may expect during the procedure itself:

  • The puncture site will be prepared with disinfectant and a local analgesic infiltrated into the skin.
  • An ultrasound scan may be used to guide the needle entry site, and a small plastic sheath will be introduced.
  • Contrast injection will follow; you may experience a warm, flushed feeling or metallic taste. It is necessary for you to remain motionless and hold your breath when asked to do so.
  • The balloon or stent will be inserted, which may cause a very short period of discomfort.
  • Following the procedure, pressure will be applied to the puncture site for approximately 10 minutes. If a closure device is used, the amount of pressure time is reduced. You will be asked to remain supine for 3-4 hours, followed by gentle mobilisation.

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