Angiogram of the Lung
Why It Is Done
A lung angiogram is often done to find a Reference pulmonary embolism (PE) Opens New Window. A PE is a blockage in the pulmonary artery that suddenly reduces blood flow to the lungs. A PE is often caused by a blood clot. It may also be caused by fat particles, air, or a tumor. A PE can be a very serious condition. A PE may be treated with blood thinners.
A lung angiogram may also be done to measure the pressure in the blood vessels carrying blood to the lungs, to look for lung problems, or to find other causes of blockage or narrowing of the vessels.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 5, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology