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A 41-year-old male asked:

What is the typical sedative given during an angiogram? will i be awake? remember afterwards? also should i take my low dose aspirin that day?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Take your aspirin: Typical sedatives include: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) valium, (orally) and/or versed by intravenous. You will be awake but relaxed. If you're not relaxed, ask for more sedation. You generally will remember afterwards because the doses used are low (because angiograms are not painful).
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Fentanyl and versed: Are commonly used. Fentanyl or mophine is used for pain while versed is a sedative. You are sleepy but arousable to comply with instructions given by your doctor.

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