Angiography in India
In this article, we will look at the following:
• Understanding angiography
• Types of angiography
• Purpose of angiography
• Cost of angiography in India
• Top hospitals in different cities of India where angiography is done
Angiography is an important technique commonly used by doctors to confirm or rule out an abnormality like narrowing (stenosis) or blockages (occlusions) of blood vessels in any part of the blood circulatory system or in organs.
Angiography basically examines the blood vessels and the flow of blood through them in the body. The radiographic technique can be simply called x-ray of blood vessels. The terms angiogram or arteriogram are also used for the procedure.
What is angiography procedure?
During an angiography the radiologist inserts a radiopaque substance or the contrast medium (iodine) through a catheter (a thin tube) into a vein in the arm to make the blood vessels visible on the x-ray or fluoroscopic images.
Sometimes, based on medical case, interventional radiologist may treat a blocked artery during angiography through angiography technique.
Angiography procedure is painless as done under general anesthesia. It may take about an hour but you will be kept in observation for about six hours in the hospital. After the procedure, a rest of two to three days would be advised.
You will get angiography reports the same day. The reports help the doctor to plan the further course of treatment.
Types of angiography (based on part of body to be examined)
• Cerebral angiography (head and neck)
• Coronary angiography (heart)
• Pulmonary angiography (lungs)
• Renal angiography (kidneys)
• Extremity angiography (arms and legs)
Purpose of angiography
• To identify blocking or narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis)
• To diagnose any heart disease in case of heart attack or angina
• To detect cerebral vascular disease, such as stroke or bleeding in the brain
• To assess kidney function
• To detect cysts or tumors in kidney
• To map renal anatomy in transplant donors
• To examine the blood flow in the retina of eye
• To get a vascular plan of the organ before a surgery like that of heart or brain etc.
• To detect any blood vessel injury after an accident
• To detect blood clots
• To locate internal bleeding
Cost of angiography in India
You will find variations in the cost of angiography for each location and hospital even within the same geographical region. The cost of angiography in India ranges between US$ 155-770 (INR 10,000-50,000). The cost depends upon:
• Radiologist and other doctors’ fee (anesthetist, assistants etc.)
• Cost of living of the geographical location
• Type of hospital/room facility (general, twin sharing, deluxe etc.)
Where shall I go for angiography in India?
To name some of the good angiography private hospitals in India are Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Medanta – The Medicity, Apollo Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, MIOT Institute of Cardiac Care, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, B.M Birla Heart Research Centre, and Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of cardiac sciences.
Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the good cardiology hospitals in major cities of India.
Angiography hospitals in Delhi NCR
Delhi NCR has over 30 heart specialty hospitals, which have proven record of good heart patient care and world-class facilities. Some of the trusted hospitals in Delhi NCR are Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Medanta – The Medicity (Gurgaon), Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Jaypee Hospital, and Metro Hospital and Heart Institute (NOIDA), etc.
Angiography hospitals in Mumbai
Mumbai has over 41 cardiology hospitals with world-class facilities and good cardiac care that witness high volume of patients. Some of the trusted hospitals in Mumbai performing all kinds of procedures are Wockhardt Super Speciality Hospital, SL Raheja Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre (RFH), Jaslok Hospital, Asian Heart Institute, and Seven Hills Heart Hospital.
Angiography hospitals in Chennai
Chennai has over 25 cardiology hospitals offering all types of heart procedures like angiography, angioplasty. Some of the trusted names in the city are Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre, Apollo Hospitals, SIMS Hospital, Fortis Malar, Frontier Lifeline Hospital (Dr. K.M. Cherian Heart Foundation), Oxymed Hospital, and MIOT Institute of Cardiac Care.
Angiography hospitals in Bangalore
There are over 20 world-class cardiology hospitals in Bangalore. Some of the best cardio hospitals here are Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Fortis Hospital, BGS Global Hospital, Manipal Heart Foundation, Jayadeva Hospital, Sakra World Hospital, and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences.
Angiography hospitals in Kolkata
Kolkata has over 30 heart specialty hospitals. Some of its top heart hospitals are Fortis Hospital, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of cardiac sciences, Columbia Asia Hospital, B.M Birla Heart Research Centre, Medica Super Speciality Hospital, Desun Hospital and Heart Institute,
How can MedGurus guide me?
Since cost is a big factor in decision making for undergoing any investigative procedure or treatment. Some hospitals may keep it deliberately confusing. You may discuss with us and get more clarity on that too. At MedGurus, if you discuss your case with us, we offer you guidance on hospitals and best doctors based on your specific medical case.