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A 33-year-old female asked:

my mom is to hav angiogram and doctor said he will do angioplasty later if needs be. i heard both are done together?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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" (surgical) angioplasty will be scheduled for later! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
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 at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty.
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What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
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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 the problem with a balloon then the procedure becomes an angioplasty.
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What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
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 by an open operation where a narrowed artery is opened, the narrow area cut out, and a patch sewn to widen the artery. Also can be done by a balloon catheter, passed via a needle, to compress the plaque& keep vessel open with a stent.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between angiogram and angioplasty?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angio: Angiogram is an imaging study, angioplasty is a procedure to treat an artery.
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A member asked about a 71-year-old male:

Angiogram test showed 2 blocks of 90% blockage which needs to be treated by angioplast. Is it necessary to do urgently ? Or can it be treated by med?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Angioplasties : These procedures are indicated when the symptoms are not controlled by medical therapy. If it's indicated, the symptoms severity would dictate the acuity of the procedure.

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