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heart cath vs. angiogram
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heart cath vs. angiogram
What is the difference between a heart cath and a angiogram?
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In general the terms mean the same thing and are commonly interchanged for one another.  An angiogram means the injection of dye and heart catheterization means placing catheters in the heart.  Most catheterizations involve angiography.
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