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A female asked:

Is a 60 y/o diagnosed with atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Usually yes: But you question is a bit unclear, as to definitively document coronary artery spasm you have to do provocative(as in cause/provoke a spasm) testing in the culprit vesse by exposing it to specific chemicals. Usually the reason to avoid angiography are related to kidney problems/disease, contrast/dye allergies, or high risk of bleeding issues.
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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
He needs Angio: Angiogram is actually recommended if someone has a know history of atherosclerotic heart disease and has ongoing symptoms. I hope he is seeing a cardiologist.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2022

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