An angiograph allows doctors to see inside a blood vessel.
Dye is added to the blood providing the contrast necessary to view the affected blood vessel.
Balloon like structures are inserted to hold the blood vessel open and a stent is inserted to keep the blood vessel open.
Statins reduce blood cholesterol levels. Aspirin ‘thins’ the blood, making it less ‘sticky’.
These drugs reduce the risk of a blockage or clot and therefore a heart attack or stroke.
They are given to individuals at risk of a heart attack or stroke or who have already had one.