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What does CAG stand for?

CAG stands for Coronary Angiography


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The recently published SHAPE guidelines for cardiovascular screening recommends cardiovascular imaging (coronary calcium, CT coronary angiography or carotid intimal-medial thickness assessment) in women over the age of 55 and men over the age of 45 years with any cardiovascular risk factors (elevated LDL, low HDL-cholesterol, smoking history, hypertension, diabetes or family history of heart disease).
On the issue of safety, the radiation dose each patient received, about 14-15 mSv, is comparable to the dose from conventional coronary angiography and less than the exposure during a nuclear perfusion scan, Dr.
Each year, more than 1 million people in the United States undergo coronary angiography, a procedure in which a tiny probe is threaded into the arteries leading to the heart in an effort to locate blocked blood vessels.
The answer is that the use of pre-operative coronary angiography commits the patient to undergo two or three potentially risky procedures, rather than just one.
The initial study, in conjunction with Gerd Assmann of Muenster (West Germany) University Hospital, was done on the genes of 500 Germans being evaluated for atherosclerosis by coronary angiography.