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What is the best position to be in after the angiogram

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Lying down for 6 h: If it is done via an artery in the groin (femoral artery) , then lying down at bed rest for 6 hours after is the safest thing to do.
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Flat: After your angio, lay flat until the nurses tell you you're allowed to flex at the hip. You don't want to deal with the complications that can come f ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
St Jude : St jude with the quadripolar left ventricular lead will get you the best bang for the buck.
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Dr. Frank Pancotto
45 years experience Gastroenterology
?: Don't know need a cardiologist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Stenoses(narrowings): are not detected by any stress test methods until advanced (e.g. ~75%) because arterioles (constantly adjusting), not visible arteries, determine bloo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram?: Angiography can be invasive, or by ct or mr. It can be done for any organ/blood vessel. Invasive angiography has the highest npv for excluding signifi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Speak with your doc: It sounds like you developed a blood clot in your leg after a medical procedure? Blood thinners are a common medicine used to assist in the resolutio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/angiogram.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
29 years experience Cardiology
Rhythm not Blockage: Palpitations or skipped beats can be caused by irritable areas in the heart that disrupt normal electrical conduction. While coronary artery blockage ... Read More
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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 36-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist.

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