What should I ask my doctor about an optical coherence tomography?

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 The following questions can help you talk to your physician about having optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • What symptoms or test results indicated that OCT in conjunction with coronary angiography might be helpful?
  • What are the potential benefits for me of OCT?
  • What are my individual risks associated with undergoing OCT?
  • What happens next if OCT identifies a problem with one of my blood vessels?
  • Will I have limitations after the procedure?
  • Will I need to have someone who can drive me home?

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