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A 34-year-old member asked:

can a person be allergic to carotid angiogram dye?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes - iodine: This would be a iodine allergy.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Radiology 34 years experience
Yes: A person can be allergic to iodinated contrast material just like any other substance. The allergic response can vary from minimal to severe. Regardless of the severity, once you have an allergic response you are at risk for the some or worse if exposed to the dye again. Always notify your doctor of any allergies.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: If any question notify your doctor or notify technologist before your test. Can be serious. Can give medication to help prevent reactions.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Allergic: People can have an allergy to iodine which is in the dye used for angiography

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there side effects of an angiogram?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contrast; embolization of intraluminal plaque or air from the catheter) or a reaction to the contrast (allergic reaction, kidney failure).
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you fly before or after an angiogram?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes both ways, as long as groin and heart did not require mending...
A 52-year-old member asked:

How soon can someone start training after an angiogram?

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Dr. Edgar Lichstein
Cardiology 60 years experience
Depends on results.: The answer depends on the results of the angiogram, the site of catheter insertion (either femoral or radial artery) and the type of training .Many centers, such as mine, are inserting the catheter into the radial artery in the wrist which does not require any post angiogram attention. A patient whose angiogram was negative and had this method used, could return to all activities the next day.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of an angiogram?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than the risk. That is the best question to ask on any test performed.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the contrast used in an angiogram?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Iodine based: Almost all current radiographic contrast agents are based on iodine, which is relatively "heavy" and radioopaque. Rarely, some radiologists will use co2 gas for a contrast study. In the cardiac circulation, we basically use iodine based agents almost exclusively.

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