angiocardiography


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angiocardiography

[¦an·jē·ə‚kärd·ē¦äg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Roentgenographic visualization of the heart chambers and thoracic vessels following injection of a radiopaque material.
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It may be that patients who undergo angiocardiography are at higher risk of renal dysfunction resulting from hypotension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, atheroemboli, (11-13) and use of nephrotoxic medications, all of which are less likely to occur in patients undergoing CECT.
MRI is particularly useful in diagnosing specific tracheobronchial abnormalities, and it is now preferred to the more invasive angiocardiography.
Plasma renin activity, urinary aldosterone, and 24-hour sodium and potassium levels were unchanged, while peripheral resistance was shown to be significantly reduced in five patients evaluated with radionuclide angiocardiography.
18) Angiocardiography has also been used clinically in a racing pigeon, 2 blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna), and a whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus).
Thus, the Melville injection device for angiocardiography (11) standardised the procedure, providing better pictures and more information.
Estimation of effective radiation dose for physicians and staff members in contrast angiocardiography.