Angiographic Explorations: Critical Appraisal of Coronary Arteriography

  • Michel Amiel
  • Attilio Maseri
  • Hubert Petitier
  • Norbert Vasile


The degree of reliability of angiographic documents for analysis depends on several factors
  • the film quality of the images (mastery of the techniques of radiological filming and development);

  • knowledge of the enlargement factor (choice of a precise method for its measurement);

  • certainty that no part of the ventricle or coronary arteries escapes observation (correct centring on the film, and panning, if necessary);

  • the possibility of obtaining a complete spatial representation of the left ventricle (LV) (LV filmed in two complementary projections, and simultaneously, if possible — that is, preferably with a biplanar system;

  • certainty that all arterial segments are clear, in at least one projection, of any su- perimposition of an adjacent artery (sufficiently numerous projections and suitable angulations);

  • lack of doubt about the atheromatous or vasospastic nature of a stenotic or occlusive lesion (judicious use of nitroglycerin);

  • the validity of the methods of measurement chosen;

  • and the vigilance, objectivity and competence (level of theoretical knowledge and degree of experience) of the person analysing the ventriculography and coronary arteriography documents.


Left Ventricle Left Anterior Descend Right Coronary Artery Left Coronary Artery Coronary Arteriography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Amiel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Attilio Maseri
    • 3
    • 4
  • Hubert Petitier
    • 5
    • 6
  • Norbert Vasile
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Coronary and Congenital Cardiac Diseases Radiology UnitFrance
  2. 2.Cardiovascular Hospital and University of LyonLyon 03France
  3. 3.Cardiovascular UnitFrance
  4. 4.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineRoyal Postgraduate Medical School, London — Hammersmith HospitalGB-LondonFrance
  5. 5.Hemodynamic Center and Thoracic Radiology UnitFrance
  6. 6.North Hospital and University of NantesNantesFrance
  7. 7.Radiology UnitFrance
  8. 8.Henri Mondor Hospital and University of Paris-CreteilCreteilFrance

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