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Uncovering the truth behind various myths and misconceptions

My family is susceptible to heart disease, I can do nothing to prevent it

Fact: It is true that people with a genetic history of heart disease are at greater risk of developing it. But it is not necessary as several measures can reduce the risk such as healthy diet, controlled cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels and regular physical activity.

I am having chest pain, so I will have a heart attack

Fact: It is not necessary to have a heart attack when you have chest pain. Chest pain is the major symptom of heart attack, but heart attack also causes other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea and pain in the arms, jaw, neck and back.

Heart attacks and heart failure is the same thing

Fact: Heart failure and heart attack is not the same thing. During a heart failure, heart fails to pump enough blood for body but in case of heart attack, blood supply to heart is interrupted to blocked arteries 


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How angiography is done?


During angiography, a liquid dye is injected through a thin, flexible tube, called catheter. This catheter is threaded into the desired artery from the access point. The access point is usually in arm or in groin. The dye helps in visualizing the blood flow inside blood vessels on an X-ray and shows any narrowed or blocked area in the blood vessel. After completing the procedure, the dye is eliminated from your body through kidneys and urine.

Why angiography is done?


Angiography is done to study narrow, blocked, enlarged, or malformed arteries or veins in many parts of your body, including your brain, heart, abdomen, and legs.

What is coronary angiography?


Coronary Angiography is an imaging test that uses X-rays to view any malfunction in blood vessels of body.

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