One should not opt for imaging studies unless it is a must; they are not safe and can cause cancers in long run.
analysis published in the Journal Lancet in 2004 had shown that fluoroscopic X Ray radiation exposure during catheter-based coronary angiography can cause up to 280 cases of cancer per million examinations performed. UK
About the author: Dr K K Aggarwal is Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee, President Heart Care Foundation of India, Dean Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, Sr. Physician & Cardiologist, Visiting professor Clinical Research DIPSAR, Past President Delhi Medical Association, Past Academic and Research Wing Head IMA, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council.