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What happens during the procedure?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team

The doctor injects some local anaesthetic into the groin area. The local anaesthesia avoids pain during the procedure. It involves the placement of a catheter, which is a long tube used to deliver the dye. The catheter is inserted into the artery in the leg and guided to the abdominal part of the aorta. The dye is injected into the artery, followed by an X-ray, and then the catheter is removed.

The X-ray shows the status of the artery – whether it is blocked or narrowed and the extent and location of the blockage, narrowing, or deformity. It may also show signs of disease of the kidney arteries.

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