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What is fibromuscular dysplasia and how serious this condition is? It was diagnosed by brain and neck angiogram and involves carotid and vertebral arteries

What is fibromuscular dysplasia and how serious this condition is? It was diagnosed by brain and neck angiogram and involves carotid and vertebral arteries

Can be serious: Fibromuscular dysplagia in carotid and vertebral arteries is thickening of the blood vessels going to the brain. It usually indicates narrowing in these arteries which can eventually reduce the blood supply to the brain. It is best to consult a vascular surgeon to determine how extensive it is and what is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more


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Had brain CT angiogram yesterday, strange headaches ever since. If my 8m carotid aneurysm was leaking would they have known?

Had brain CT angiogram yesterday, strange headaches ever since. If my 8m carotid aneurysm was leaking  would they have known?

Most likely: A "leaking" or ruptured cerebral aneurysm causes the "worst headache of your life". It is usually unmistakable. With that said, an 8 mm aneurysm should prompt a discussion of treatment options and risk. You should ask your primary doctor to refer you to a neurosurgeon and to a neuro-interventionalist for such discussion. ...Read more

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Carotid doppler showed 50% bilateral blockage, mr angiogram was negative. Which is more accurate?

Carotid doppler showed 50% bilateral blockage, mr angiogram was negative. Which is more accurate?

Debatable: Few vascular surgeons make decisions on carotid artery stenosis based on mr, as carotid doppler (ultrasound) has been proven to be very reliable when a good technologist performs the study. From what you're describing, your carotid arteries are likely without disease as the reporting standards for ultrasound haven't quite been set. In my lab you'd likely be found to have no disease at all. ...Read more

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Why compressing both left and right common carotid arteries leads to brain death when vertebral arteries(and also circle of willis) still supply .

Why compressing both left and right common carotid arteries leads to brain death when vertebral arteries(and also circle of willis) still supply .

Carotid occlusion: The vertebral arteries are not enough to sustain the entire blood brain perfusion. They contribute to the anterior circulation by means of the posterior communicating arteries. There are common anatomical variants and in some cases these arteries are not patent or existent. The situation you describe may and most likely cause a massive brain infarction with subsequent brain herniation/death. ...Read more

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What should I expect from getting a carotid angiogram?

What should I expect from getting a carotid angiogram?

Answers! : For the procedure, you lie on your back on an x-ray table. X-ray cameras may move over and around your head and chest to take pictures from many angles. You may be given a sedative through the IV to help you relax, as well as other medications and fluids. You'll be awake during the test. The groin is numbed and a needle and tube is placed into the artery. Risk of stroke is less than 1%. ...Read more

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What are the indications someone could need a cerebral angiogram with embolization?

What are the indications someone could need a  cerebral angiogram with embolization?

Aneurysm: Usually large or unstable cerebral anuerysms are treated with clipping , coiling, or ebolization.The hope is that this will prevent rupture at a future date. It may also be done if its intermittently 'leaking'. ...Read more

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Can a person be allergic to carotid angiogram dye?

Can a person be allergic to carotid angiogram dye?

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. ...Read more

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Can a carotid angiogram give me too much radiation?

Unlikely: A standard carotid angiogram should take less than 15 minutes of fluoro time. The radiation is not insignificant but will only be a fraction of the expected lifetime exposure to radiation. This is a widely done procedure and the exposure to radiation injury is an extremely rare complication. ...Read more

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Who should get routine carotid angiograms done?

Who should get routine carotid angiograms done?

Virtually no-one.: For surveillance imaging of the carotid arteries, we use ultrasound rather than angiograms. Ultrasound is non-invasive, does not expose you to radiation or xray contrast dye, and also gives flow information that is very useful in determining the degree of stenosis (narrowing) in a carotid artery. ...Read more

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Had a cerebral angiogram yesterday for my wada tes today i feel slight chest pain is this ok or not?

Maybe: The best advice i can give is talk to the doctor who did the study or the doctor who ordered it. This is not a common reaction after a cerebral angiogram, but different people can react in many different ways to that test. ...Read more

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My sister has just had a a tear in a carotid artery while having an angiogram. How serious is this, how is it repaired?

It may or may not be: Sometimes the area heals itself. Other times it is necessary to surgically open the neck, free up the artery, clamp it above and below the injury, open the artery and repair the injury with stitches. ...Read more

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How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

30min-1hr: A straight forward diagnostic angiogram will take anywhere from 30min to 1hr. If a carotid stent is being placed it will take between 1hr and 3hrs depending on complexity. The longest waiting period is usually after the procedure where patients have to lie flat for ~4hrs to allow the artery in the groin that wa punctured to heal. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?

Ask your doc, maybe?: Infundibula are funnel-shaped symmetrical enlargements that occur at the origins of cerebral arteries & are apparent on 7-25% of otherwise normal angiograms. (The word is Latin for "funnel.") An aneurysm can form at the site of one. This is EXTREMELY rare. Your doctor's just being prudent. I'm curious: Why didn't you ask YOUR DOCTOR this question, instead of some stranger on HealthTap? ...Read more

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I had a cerebral angiogram go wrong my artery in my right groin was dissected and my artery in the left groin collapsed how many per yr is safe?

Unfortunate: Your complications are very unfortunate and I sincerely sympathize but angiograms are generally safe. All medical procedures have a complication rate. The risk of death with an angio is 0.1%. The risk of a peripheral arterial complication such as yours is ...Read more

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How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

It depends on route: If the cerebral angiogram was performed through a catheter insert through a blood vessel in the groin, it is best to avoid exercising for a few days until the blood vessel in the groin is well sealed and won't start-up bleeding when you start running. On the other hand, exercises that don't involve running, such as weight lifting are ok the next day. ...Read more

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What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.

What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.

Stenosis/aneurysm: A cerebral (brain) angiogram is a specific test examing the arteries of the brain. An angiogram is done when there is suspicion of a 'brain aneurysm' --have you had new onset of severe headaches? Another reason for cerebral angiogram is to look for 'stenosis' (narrowing) of the arteries which can cause tia's (mini-strokes) --have you had reversible weakness, numbness or speech difficulty. -not bp. ...Read more

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I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

Low risk: All risk factors must be considered. Heart, lung, kidney, diabetes and medications. Allergies small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye. Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils? Ask why general anes? Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read more

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