Radiography of an artery, carried out after injection of a radio-opaque substance.
- This test may be done as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as arteriography and venography, which involve injecting dye into the blood vessel to provide X-ray images.
- All patients underwent contrast left ventriculography, coronary arteriography, and electrophysiologic study, as clinically indicated.
- Cardiac catheterization and coronary arteriography are also performed when it is necessary to evaluate patients at risk for coronary artery disease prior to surgery.
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