|Angiography Cost||No. of Travellers||Days in Hospital||Days Outside Hospital||Total days in India|
|Treatment||$ 50,000.00 - $500030
|Visa||$ 50,000.00 - $95044
|Airfare||$ 50,000.00 - $95353
5% of all the above expenses. Usually covers - Medicines, unknown expenses, near by sight seeing etc.
Angiography is a uniquely different diagnostic procedure to visualize the inside of blood vessels. This procedure helps diagnose different conditions of blood vessels like narrowing, blockage, inflammation, bleeding.
This test is used to study narrow, blocked, enlarged, or malformed arteries or veins in many parts of your body, including your brain, heart, abdomen, and legs.
Before the Angiography Procedure
The consultant will review your medical history, also try to understand your past and present medical and surgical conditions, whether you are taking any medications especially blood thinners, check if you are allergic to any medications, sensitivity to the contrast dye containing iodine.
During the Angiography procedure
This procedure is usually carried out by interventional radiologist if angioplasty is also carried out simultaneously then vascular specialist or cardiologist.
After the Angiography procedure
Diagnosis for performing Angiography
Factors affecting the cost of Angiography
The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like
Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure
Q: What is the angiography cost in India?
A: The angiography cost in India may vary from 300 USD to 500 USD. It depends on the number of persons traveling, the number of days you will spend in and out of the hospital.
Q: Why are the reason for Angiography?
A: The most common reason for having an angiography is to rule out whether the clinical symptoms presented are due to blockages in artery, example a blocked artery in the heart may cause angina, in the kidney may lead to high blood pressure, in the brain may cause vision disturbance and weakness, etc
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Usually the procedure takes 30-45 min but if angioplasty is also performed then it may take 1-2 hrs depending on the blockage severity.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: No the procedure is not painful but you might feel a slight warm sensation or mild nausea as contrast agent moves through blood vessels.
Q: Why is a contrast agent used in Angiography?
A: We cannot visualize blood vessels on X-ray, but by adding a contrast agent (dye) in the bloodstream the vessel is visible and helps in diagnostic procedures. A contrast agent usually contains iodine.
Q: Is Coronary Angiography a risky procedure?
A: No, it's generally considered to be safe. Minor risks involved are:
However, some major risks are involved though the percentage is very minimal these are:
Q: What is non-invasive or less invasive Angiography?
A: Non-invasive Angiography is useful in cases where multiple follow up scans are required. In these no instruments are inserted into the body, only a contrast medium is injected into the vein of hand and scan taken and examined by Radiologist, eg: Magnetic Resonance Angiography(MRA), Computed Tomography Angiography(CTA), etc.
Q: What is added advantage of Catheter angiographic studies over less invasive CT or MRI angiography?
A: Catheter angiography through minimally invasive but has the added advantage of combining diagnosis as well as treatment procedures like angioplasty, balloon or stent placement.
Q: What is Coronary Angioplasty?
A: Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure done to widen the blocked coronary is an artery, a balloon is used to stretch the blocked portion of the artery, a wire mesh tube called a stent is permanently left into the artery to allow free blood flow within the artery.