angiocardiography


an·gio·car·di·og·ra·phy

noun \ˈan-jē-ō-ˌkär-dē-ˈä-grə-fē\

Definition of ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY

:  the radiographic visualization of the heart and its blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance
an·gio·car·dio·graph·ic \-dē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

First Known Use of ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY

1938

an·gio·car·di·og·ra·phy

noun \-ˌkärd-ē-ˈäg-rə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·gio·car·di·og·ra·phies

Medical Definition of ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY

: the radiographic visualization of the heart and its blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance
an·gio·car·dio·graph·ic \-ē-ə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

angiocardiography

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Method of diagnostic imaging that shows the flow of blood through the heart and great vessels. It is used to evaluate patients for surgery on the cardiovascular system. A contrast medium is introduced through a catheter into a heart chamber. A series of X-ray images shows where the flow narrows, signaling blockage of a blood vessel by atherosclerosis.

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