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Left ventricular angiography and other angiocardiographic techniques

Giuseppe De Luca and Elena Franchi

Edited by Petr Widimsky and Harry Suryapranata

in Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology in Adult Patients

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199558872
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199558872.003.0006

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Left ventricular angiography and other angiocardiographic techniques

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• Left ventriculography (LVG) provides information about left ventricular (LV) function, mitral regurgitation, ventricular septal defect, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and intraventricular thrombus. • Aortography remains the standard for pre-operative assessment of thoracic aorta aneurysms, aortic regurgitation, coarctation, or other congenital anomalies, to visualize questionable coronary bypass grafts and to assess proximal segments of aortic branches. • Pulmonary angiography is used for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, arteriovenous malformation, and anomalous pulmonary venous return. • The cardiologist may decide to add angiography of the carotid, renal, or pelvic arteries on top of coronary angiography (CAG) to diagnose pathologies of these arteries.

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Subjects: Primary Care

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