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Vascular Interventional Associates

Non-Surgical Option to Major Surgery

(716) 852-1977

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Vascular Interventional Associates

Non-Surgical Option to Major Surgery

(716) 852-1977

Vascular Interventional Associates

(716) 852-1977

Conditions Treated

Specialists at VIA treat a range of conditions using the latest minimally invasive non-surgical techniques and technology. Our goal is to provide patients with the highest level of care possible. Most patients are discharged the same day.

Conditions Treated

Angiogram Examination

Angiography is an X-ray examination of arteries or veins that can be used to evaluate arteries and veins throughout the body. During the angiogram, Dr. Azher Iqbal inserts a thin tube (a catheter) into one of the arteries through a very small puncture in the skin, about the size of a pencil tip. Contrast (X-ray dye) is then injected into the artery while X-rays are taken of the area. The contrast makes the artery visible on the X-rays. The angiogram helps interventional radiologist and other doctors plan the best treatment for the patient.

One of the most common reasons for an angiogram is to find out if a blocked artery is causing symptoms. For example, a blocked blood vessel in the leg may cause pain in the leg when walking; a blocked blood vessel in the kidney may cause high blood pressure. An angiogram can determine exactly where the blood vessel is obstructed, how severe the blockage is, and what is causing it. 

Angiography may be needed to supplement other medical tests such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance (MR).

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