What is Ablavar (gadofosveset trisodium)?

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Ablavar (gadofosveset) is a solution that helps make blood vessels and major arteries clearly visible on a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scan, thereby aiding in the diagnosis of heart and circulatory conditions.

A doctor may inject you with Ablavar just before giving you an MRA scan. Ablavar is a contrast agent, which shows up on an MRA, and helps the computer to detect complications such as blocked arteries or other damages to the blood vessels.

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