Angiography

Introduction Angiography is a technique used to visualise the inside of vessels, in this case, those of the heart. It is used to assess the extent of angina and ischaemic heart disease. It involves...

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Angioplasty (PCI)

Angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention – PCI) Angioplasty – also known as PCI – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, or PTCA – Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Angioplasty is able to open partially closed vessels before they become totally...

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)

Introduction Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) are usually used in hypertension, HF and post-MI, usually when an ACE-inhibitor has been ineffective or not tolerated. They are also used ot treat diabetic nephropathy. ACE-Inhibitors often...

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