We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
This test helps us to see arteries and detect possible problems.
The medical team performing the test accesses the arteries of the patients using long tubes that allow us to reach almost any part of the body, these are called “catheters.” To do this, we need to puncture the artery or carry out a small surgical operation. Normally the femoral artery is used, in the groin. In some cases, the humeral artery can be used, located on the arm or armpit.
Using the catheter, a radiological contrast is injected that fills the arteries and allows us to see how they are working, using X-rays. The puncture is done using local anaesthesia, to avoid discomfort.
Generally, the test lasts from 30 to 60 minutes and once the scan is over, a compressive dressing is placed. Once the test is done, patients must rest in bed for somewhere between 6 to 24 hours, depending on each patient.
Like any type of surgery, arteriographies involve a series of consequences and possible complications, usually minor ones that disappear or improve over time.
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