Coronary angiography is a minimally invasive procedure to assess the circulation of blood flowing to the heart via the coronary arteries. It is usually performed via the wrist but sometimes access via the artery in the groin is necessary.
This procedure is recommended for patients suffering from chest pain that sounds highly concerning for angina (caused by inadequate blood flow to heart). The interventional cardiologist can usually proceed with treatment of the stenosis at the time if deemed necessary.
I refer patients to skilled interventional cardiology colleagues to perform this procedure. I independently assess all angiograms performed on my patients.
If the chest pain is less convincing for angina, I usually refer my patients for a non-invasive CT coronary angiography or a stress echocardiogram. The choice is determined by individual patient characteristics.
Dr Kris is a highly trained cardiologist in Canberra having undertaken a two-year fellowship in this field at world-renowned centres of excellence in Australia and Canada. He has a particular interest in the evaluation of patients with chest pain. He is clinical lead of echocardiography at The Canberra Hospital.
Contact Dr Kris
Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM
Canberra Heart Clinic
12 Napier Close,
T: 02 6162 1886
T: 02 6244 3725