Coronarography is a method of examining the coronary vessels of the heart. By visualizing the location and extent of narrowing in the coronary arteries, it allows an assessment of the severity of ischemic heart disease.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. A catheter is inserted through the groin by the examining physician after anesthesia. The catheter is inserted into the coronary arteries. Contrast is then injected. When the contrast is injected, the patient may feel a wave of heat, and there may be pain behind the sternum.
After the test, the result is given in the form of a description. Coronarography is indicated for unexplained chest pain and to assess the severity of ischemic heart disease.