Angiography comprises several types of radiographic diagnostic procedures that allow us to identify the state of the blood vessels of the vascular system.

Angiography is considered an invasive technique, since it requires the use of a catheter, which is introduced through a peripheral artery, in the most common cases through the femoral artery or in others the cubital vein.

The procedure that is carried out begins with the administration of intravascular contrast dye that reveals the morphology of the arteries, as well as, vascular accidents, emboli, thrombosis, aneurysms, stenosis, among others.

Angiography Unit

At the Angiography Unit the performed procedures include Interventional Radiology procedures such as stent implantation in the arterial system, Neuroradiology procedures (stent implants in the brain), and in Cardiology (pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators).

The Angiography Unit has 11 recovery beds, in addition to having the biplane angiograph, which allows images of the heart to be seen in two planes, which facilitates the safety and quality of the intervention.

Advantages and Benefits

The Unit has a group of specialists with high academic and scientific support, as well as great experience in performing angiographic procedures.

It has technical – assistance personnel, trained and with a high human quality.

State-of-the-art technology and adequate expansion facilities to provide safe and comfortable care.

It uses international protocols and standards.

Permanent updating in techniques and management of supplies, to give quality services.

The unit works 24-hour for the attention of emergencies.


Invasive Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Invasive Diagnostic Studies.
  • Cardiac catheterization with determination of intracavitary pressures and cardiac flows.
  • Oximetries.
  • Angiographic studies of the right and left chambers of the heart.
  • Coronariography.
  • Angiographic studies of cerebral circulation.
  • Thoracic, abdominal aortograms and selective angiography of its branches.
  • Peripheral circulation studies: upper and lower extremities.
  • Diagnostic electrophysiological studies.
  • Phlebography.
  • Cavography.

Invasive Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Coronary angioplasty with stent implantation.
  • aortic and mitral pulmonary valvuloplasties with balloon placement.
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Implant.
  • Angioplasties of peripheral and cerebral arteries with implantation of mechanical devices.
  • PDA closure with endovascular device.
  • Intra-aortic balloon placement.
  • Placement of filter in vena cava.

Interatrial septostomy:

  • Inter-atrial communication closure – patent foramen ovale.
  • Implantation of Unicameral, Bicameral Pacemakers, Event Monitor, Biventricular, Cardiodefibrillators and Cardiodefibrillator with Resynchronizer.


  • Electrophysiological Study, Mapping and Ablation.
  • Endovascular Therapy.
  • Embolization with coils of intra and extracranial aneurysms.
  • Embolization of arteriovenous malformations.
  • Tumor embolization.
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy.
  • Intra-arterial thrombolysis.
  • Angioplasty with intracranial and extracranial stent placement.

Peripheral Vascular Procedures.

  • Angioplasty of Lower or Upper Limbs with Stent Implant.
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty with Stent Implant.
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
  • Translumbar Catheter Implant.
  • Dialysis Catheter Implant.
  • Cavernosography.

Biopsies guided by Angiography.

  • Vertebroplasties.
  • Gasser ganglion neurolysis.
  • Infiltration and nerve root block.
  • Infiltration and facet block.

Technological Equipment

The Angiography Unit has technological innovations available in angiography such as:

  • Siemens Monoplane angiograph: it allows to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with great safety at the neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal and peripheral vascular levels.
  • Siemens brand angiograph with the Biplane system: It allows to examine and treat problems within the heart, brain, great arteries and veins with greater security. Technology with 360 ° vision and reconstruction of 3D and 4D images. The procedures are performed in half the time and with less dye contrast, which reduces risks.
  • Cardiotek Ep – tracer and Ep – Work Mate polygraph.
  • Radiofrequency Generator IBI T7 and IBI T11: To perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of electrophysiology.