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Cardiac diagnostic imaging: understanding angiography

Reviewed by Dr. J.M. Montero-Cabezas, Interventional Cardiology Department, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Cardiac diagnostic imaging is a critical component of modern cardiovascular medicine. These tests are vital to healthcare providers, as they reveal symptoms and allow for the diagnosis and management of heart-related ailments. In its early practice, cardiac imaging mainly consisted of catheterization and angiography. However, in recent decades, testing has evolved to become less invasive and more sophisticated. By evaluating the strengths and applications of each form of cardiac diagnostic imaging, tests can be applied more practically …