Cardiology specialist Dr. Ömer Erhan Karahasanoğlu provided important information about the angiography procedure. Claiming that angiography is used in cardiovascular disease, in the diagnosis of clogged or narrowed arteries, various vascular diseases such as aneurysm or vascular anomalies, Uzm. Dr. Ömer Erhan Karahasanoğlu also drew attention to the benefits of wrist angiography in Surgery Hospital, and that the patient can be discharged in a shorter time (2 hours) after the angiography.
exp. Dr. Karahasanoğlu said: “We mainly use the angiography procedure to diagnose arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease and to examine the vascular functions in detail. It is an imaging method aimed at early diagnosis and treatment in heart attack patients. When our patients come to the outpatient clinic with chest pain, we do more screening-oriented angiography. However, in our patients who come to the emergency room due to a heart attack, we use angiography, both to detect the blocked blood vessel and to guide its treatment. Depending on the patient’s condition, we may place a stent during angiography. We put our patients on blood thinners after angiography, it’s very important to take these medications regularly. It is also very important to monitor blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels.
“With our new device we do wrist angiography”
Claiming that recovery time may differ depending on the area where the procedure is performed, Uzm. Dr. Karahasanoğlu said, “The recovery period varies depending on the region where we perform the angiography. If we do it from the groin, the patient can get up in 4 to 8 hours. With our renewed angiography unit and new angiography device, we frequently use wrist angiography, also known as radial angiography. This allows our patients to get up in 2 hours. We have the option of being discharged the same day or the next day. I generally call the patients who have angiography and stent placement for a checkup between 7 and 10 days. As a result of our follow-up, if the patient has no problems, I call him once every 3 months for a check-up.”