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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Diagnose and fix: The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are. The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery a ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Reconnaissance : It's "reconnaissance" versus "search and rescue". An angiogram is injection of "dye" to see the internal structure of the arteries. No therapy is per ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angio: Angiogram is an imaging study, angioplasty is a procedure to treat an artery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Treatment: An angiogram is the diagnostic portion of a procedure in which contrast is injected into an artery to assess it for disease. Once you decide to treat ... Read More
Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen answered
10 years experience Radiology
Difference: Angiogram is a study to see the blood vessels. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the vessels with a balloon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
X-ray vs. treatment: Angiogram is x-ray of a blood vessel to establish a diagnosis of what is wrong. In contrast, angioplasty is repair of a blood vessel. It can be done ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If there is a blockage is found during angiogram, it can often be treated during the same procedure, with angioplasty and/or stent placement. This ca ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Probably Not: Without ALL of the specifics your question is hard to answer...but... in general no, a repeat is not needed.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Most common:femoral: In the US most angiograms and angioplasties (and stents) are accessed via the femoral artery at the groin. The radial approach is growing in usage bu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
62 years experience General Surgery
What artery ?: I f it is one of the heart arteries, the breathing could be abnormal, this might affect you throat indirectly causing hoarseness.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
If a blockage: is found which can be treated with a stent...this can be done at the same time....if there are multiple blockages or its in some positions "open" (sur ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Physician hospital: Please see your physician for an EKG and possibly a chest radiograph. Post procedure fatigue is common and there may be chest wall muscular tenderness ... Read More

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