Conditions & Treatments
The purpose of a pulmonary arteriogram is to diagnose a blood clot in the pulmonary circulation system. The procedure time is 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure is performed as follows:
- The patient is taken to IPU to be shaved, prepped, have IVs placed and have laboratory tests performed. A catheter will be placed in the femoral vein and fed into the right and left pulmonary arteries, and a series of pictures will be taken during contrast injections.
- Pulmonary pressures may be measured before X-rays are taken.
- The sheath will be removed and pressure held at the femoral stick site for 10 to 15 minutes. A bandage will be applied.
- The patient will be on bed rest for four to six hours following the exam and have someone drive them home.
NewsView all News
Emory Healthcare news from the Emory News Center
Photos: Emory Denim Day
April 25, 2017
Two Emory Healthcare nurses inducted as fellows into American College of Critical Care Medicine
April 25, 2017
New study uses freezing technique to target vagus nerve and obesity
April 24, 2017
Father, son share special bond; both receive cochlear implants
April 21, 2017
Photos: Ebola care team attends 'Facing Darkness' screening
April 20, 2017
Ready, set, go! for Heel to Heal Superhero 5K and Fundraiser
April 18, 2017
SIBR program shows teamwork in healthcare
April 17, 2017
Expert Q&A: The antibiotic resistance threat
April 12, 2017
Christy M. Norman joins Emory Healthcare as vice president of pharmacy services
April 07, 2017
Medical faculty recognized by their Emory peers on Doctors' Day
April 05, 2017