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Cardiac Centre Clinics

Coronary angiography/PCI


An angiogram is an X-ray test to diagnose heart conditions, particularly narrowing of the heart arteries (coronary artery disease). It can also be used to provide information about how well your heart is pumping and the pressures inside the heart. It is a commonly performed test and essential in deciding what treatment may be best for you.

Useful information:

British Heart Foundation - Angiogram explained

Details of the procedure are in the document: A Patient's Guide to Coronary Angiogram.

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) - stents

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) (also known as angioplasty or stenting) uses the same technique as angiography and is sometimes carried out at the same time. It is a treatment used to overcome narrowing of the heart arteries.

A fine wire is inserted down the narrow artery and a balloon is inflated in the narrowing. A metal stent (scaffold) is then inserted to keep the artery open. This procedure is commonly used for the emergency treatment of a heart attack.

Useful information:

British Heart Foundation - Angioplasty and Stents explained


  • Dr A Khavandi
  • Dr R Lowe
  • Dr K Carson
  • Dr D McKenzie
  • Dr R Kandan

Appointments are made by the Cardiology Booking Coordinator 01225 824587.

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