Coronary Angiography usually takes 30 minutes to 2 hours to be performed. The procedure is performed in the X-ray room.
You will be asked to lie on the X-ray table, that has a few cameras that can move around your chest area for taking pictures.
Sedatives will be given to you via the intravenous line (IV) instered in your arm. You will be asked to stay awake during the procedure so that you can do deep breathing, coughing and move your arms.
Catheter will be inserted into your blood vessel via arm or groin. Catheter will be tactfully threaded to your coronary arteries. Blood pressure and oximonitor will be used your blood. Anticoagulants will be given to ensure there is no blood clotting on the catheter or coronary artery.
You will feel a brief flushing when a contrast material (dye) is inserted in your body through the catheter. The dye moves through your arterties and the doctor observes the flow. X-ray images will be taken continously.