Hi Anne (@Paleowoman)I wonder why they didn't do a CT angiogram instead which is much less aggro
So appears a coronary angio is still the gold standard procedure.Although coronary CTA examinations are growing in use, coronary angiograms remain the “gold standard” for detecting coronary artery stenosis, which is a significant narrowing of an artery that could require catheter-based intervention (such as placing a coronary artery stent) or surgery (such as placing coronary artery bypass grafts).
It might have something to do with TAVR as well. A cath let's them see if the arteries will support TAVR.I'm glad you got the gold standard procedure then Seaton
I've had three CT angiograms over the years with never a suggestion I should have a coronary angio, but I guess they may have thought it unlikely that I have coronary artery disease so not worth me having it ? CT angio is also cheaper ! I have complained about the radiation but they've told me that being slim I wouldn't have got so much.