Angiogram

Our state-of-the-art cardiology facilities and innovative technology support a wide range of specialist services.

We can perform angiograms in our Interventional Cardiac Suite and look at your coronary arteries to check the health and blood flow to identify if any disease is present.

An angiogram can assist in cardiac investigations and potentially diagnose a number of conditions affecting your heart such as:

  • Angina – chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart
  • Atherosclerosis – a narrowing of the arteries which could lead to stroke or heart attack

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our Consultant Cardiologists. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

This procedure is designed to see if you require any further treatment. If the angiogram identifies a problem, your cardiologist may be able to treat it at the same time. This is known as an angioplasty, which commonly involves stent insertion to treat blocked arteries. Your consultant will be able to discuss this with you during your initial consultation and answer any questions you may have.

Find out more about Angioplasty

 

What to expect from an angiogram

  • What does the procedure involve?

    At KIMS Hospital angiograms are performed by a Consultant Cardiologist in our state-of-the-art interventional cardiac suite. The consultant is supported by a dedicated team of specialist cardiac radiographers, nurses and physiologists.

    The procedure itself is carried out under local anaesthetic given either in the wrist or groin. A catheter (a thin tube) is then inserted into the artery. A special dye is injected through the catheter into the artery and a number of x-rays are taken. The dye helps to identify any blockages or narrowing in the artery. Once the investigation is complete, you will be transferred to the recovery area, and cared for by the same dedicated cardiac nursing team.

    Your cardiologist will discuss the findings and complete a cardiac report. After three hours you will be discharged and able to go home.

  • How much does an angiogram cost?

    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £1,750.

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the nurse pre-assessment, consultant’s fee, the pacemaker device, follow-up consultation and all hospital costs including theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the procedure, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your procedure so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their procedure upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your procedure over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your consultant is not included in the package price. Your cardiologist will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in Hospital?
    An angiogram is a day case procedure and you will be able to go home the same day. Your consultant will discuss this with you in more detail during your initial consultation.
  • How long does it take to recover after an angiogram and will I be in pain?

    An angiogram is considered to be a safe and painless procedure but as with any invasive operation there may be a few after-effects. For a few days afterwards you may have some bruising and soreness around the area where the sheath was inserted.

    Our team will make sure you are given all the relevant information before you are discharged after your procedure including who you can contact at the hospital if you have any concerns once you are home.

    The cardiac team will contact you in the first week after your discharge to discuss your recovery.

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Dr Winston Martin

    BSc (Hons) MB BS FRCP (UK)

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Heart2Heart Cardiac Care Package
  • Dr Richard Cooke

    BA(Law) MD FRCP

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check
  • Dr Fountzopoulos

    Dr Evangelos Fountzopoulos

    MRCP MD

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
  • Dr Konrad Grosser

    MRCP PhD

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Healthy Heart Check
    • Heart2Heart Cardiac Care Package
  • Dr Naveen Mudalagiri

    MBBS, MRCP, MD, BSc(Hons), PGCERT, HBE, FHEA

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Insertion
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check