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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/angiogram.

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
X-ray with dye: It is a diagnostic procedure that provides x-ray images of your heart and its blood vessels. This test is very important because it helps the cardiolo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Imaging: To image a blood vessel. This will determine the path, shape, diameter, perfussion territoryand presence or absence of stenosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: you need an angiogram when it is important to visualize the blood vessels to a part of the body to aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions. We have r ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Different angiograms: There are different areas that are studied with different types of angiograms. If you are having a cardiac angiogram they will be watching you for se ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Generally the cardiologist suspects significant plaque or stenosis. There would be indicators of cardiovascular disease such as reversible ischemia, p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Generally okay: The most common symptom is anxiety just from being awake during a medical procedure. You usually get some medicine to help keep you calm. You should n ... Read More
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