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|+||(1) Angiogram: An x-ray of [[blood vessels]] which can be seen because the patient receives an injection of dye to outline the vessels on the [[x-ray]].|
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|+||(2) An angiogram is an [[x-ray exam]] that allows a doctor to see your blood vessels and the flow of [[blood]] to your [[heart]]. It shows the degree of blockage in your [[arteries]], how well your heart is pumping and whether or not your [[heart valve]]s open and close properly. |
|+||During an angiogram procedure, a special dye is injected into the blood vessels so that they can be seen on x-ray film. An angiogram can help your doctor make a proper diagnosis and suggest treatment for heart disease. |