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angiogram after effects

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contras ... Read More
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Few: To name few allergy to contrast agent irregular heart rhythm hart attack low bp vascular complications etc read the pamphlet from the doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Take statin: You have some coronary artery atherosclerosis which is a risk factor for future heart attacks. The score indicates that the disease is not extensive a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
No: No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist.
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Mostly not: The most discomfort typically is at 2 times: getting blood artery access (typically get Lidocaine anesthesia first which decreases the needle poke pai ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Dye injection: A tube is placed into a blood vessel and dye is injected. An xray is then done to show the dye flowing through the vessel. If there is a blockage, the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Diagnosis: An angiogram is an invasive diagnostic test, perfomed in a catheterization laboratory using fluoroscopy (the x-ray) and an injected contrast dye to ev ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: The answer to this question depends on the type of angiogram you need and the location in which it is done. Most are done in the hospital (most expens ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Before & After: Before: no eating or drinking 4-8 hours before procedure. Stop Aspirin or blood thinners several days before the test. Be sure to pee! after: you will ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
22 years experience Radiology
Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or block ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diagnose blockage: angiograms are done to diagnose clogged up arteries when there is decreased blood flow to any organ

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