The angiography unit of Erfan Hospital enjoying the most advanced and modern angiography system performs angiography (as a diagnostic method) and angioplasty (as a therapeutic method) of the cardiac, cerebral, renal, and peripheral vessels and so on. After diagnosing the severity of arterial stenosis, the patient can receive the specific medical therapy (drugs and diet) or undergo balloon angioplasty (as a short-term relief) or stent placement (as a long-term treatment). Before angiography, the patient should undergo echocardiography and exercise stress tests, both of which shall be performed in the clinic.
In addition to the angiography system, this unit enjoys other required equipment including the most modern Echocardiography machines, Electrocardiography (ECG) devices and Ecarin Clotting Time (ECT) device (for measuring the clotting time and blood dilution).
One of the unique features of this unit is the use of transradial rather than the transfemoral technique for angiography, which is less common in other centers and one of its advantages is the faster recovery of the patient.
Also, this center enjoys different types of up-to-date balloons, stents, guide wires, and catheters which can be chosen based on each patient's specific conditions such as age, diabetes and so on.
The interior design of the angiography unit is such that provides a peaceful and low tension atmosphere for the patients and personnel, and moreover, the use of a proper ventilation system has a significant effect on this atmosphere.