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Are there side effects of an angiogram?

Are there side effects of an angiogram?

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). ...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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Recent Angiogram after chest pain revealed ‘mild 25-49% coronary artery disease CAD RADS 2. Are statins essential worried heard bad side effects?

Recent Angiogram after chest pain revealed ‘mild 25-49% coronary artery disease CAD RADS 2. Are statins essential worried heard bad side effects?

Take statin: You have some coronary artery atherosclerosis which is a risk factor for future heart attacks. The score indicates that the disease is not extensive at this time. Management includes proper diet, daily low dose aspirin and most cardiologists would start you on statins which millions take with proper supervision and attention to possible side effects.? medications like beta blockers, BP meds, nitro ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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After an angiogram, how does the dye come out of the body?

Kidneys: The contrast agent is filtered from the body by the kidney. This can take a day or so. Drinking fluids after the exam helps increase the rate of removal and helps protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Is there any way to do a lung angiogram without contrast dyes?

Is there any way to do a lung angiogram without contrast dyes?

Lung vasculature: Unfortunately in order to visualize the blood vessels there needs to be some type of contrast agent used. Some of the newer agents are better tolerated than the older ones, but doing a lung angiogram is an invasive procedure and should only be done when necessary. ...Read more

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I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.

I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.

Brain angio: If your kidney function is normal, the likely chances of kidney issues after an angiogram is very low. Contrast dye can affect the kidneys but you will receive an IV fir fluid hydration. ...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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Got asthma would premedicating prevent anaphylaxis shock from the dye on CT angiogram.

Got asthma would premedicating prevent anaphylaxis shock from the dye on CT angiogram.

Rare: You have no history of contrast allergy so there is no clear cut indication for premedication. However, your history of asthma and anxiety about the procedure may increase your susceptibility and should be addressed. It is reasonable to ask your doctor for a mild sedative like valium before the test. No harm in premedication steroid/benadryl if your doctor prescribes it too. Risk remains small. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

Check out this: Link: http://www. Radiologyinfo. Org/mobile/en/safety/index. Cfm? Pg=sfty_contrast

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Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Yes but rare: Mri contrast can have side effects but they are extremely rare. Contrast side effects are more common with ct. ...Read more

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Side effects of radiation dyes in system?

Side effects of radiation dyes in system?

Radioactive Dyes or: 'tracers' are special dyes usually given through an IV as part of a nuclear medicine study. Tracers contain a small amount of a radioactive isotope that decays naturally over time and is eliminated in the urine and stool. Most nuclear med procedures are painless except for mild discomfort associated with the iv. Allergic reactions to tracers are rare. Inform the tech if you could be pregnant. ...Read more

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Does the dye put for doing angio safe for kidneys. Are there any side effects. How long will it take for dye to be cleaned from the body. Thanks.

Does the dye put for doing angio safe for kidneys. Are there any side effects. How long will it take for dye to be cleaned from the body. Thanks.

Dye for angiogram: 43F from CA asks bout dye and safety for kidneys. They do not use a 'dye". It is a contrast material not a dye. Called a dye by the uninitiated. Got chewed out for this as medical student by radiologist in 1963
Some are and some are not so need which one they are using. Most are peed out by 24 hours. Ask your Dr if you are at increased risk of a problem due to your total medical story. ...Read more

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Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the injection becomes infected, there can be a risk of blood infection. ...Read more

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I need to go for a full bone scan and I have very bad anxiety, what's the percentage that I can get side effects or allergic reaction from the dye?

I need to go for a full bone scan and I have very bad anxiety, what's the percentage that I can get side effects or allergic reaction from the dye?

Very low if U have--: -never had the same dye B4. Many times it contains iodine. So iodine so if allergy B sure U inform the tech right away. Otherwise it's pretty safe, in my years of practice I never had anyone have a reaction. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in the right side groin area. Swelling is forming in the shape of a sausage. This started after an angiogram?

Swelling and pain in the right side groin area. Swelling is forming in the shape of a sausage. This started after an angiogram?

Hematoma: This most likely represents a collection of blood which oozed into the fatty tissue of the groin after the procedure. This will usually resolve and return to normal over a few weeks. If enlarging or associated with significant pain, you should see your doctor and an ultrasound should be performed. ...Read more

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Had angiogram to check which side of brain my speech was on. Went in groin and I now have a large bruise in my inner thigh. Is this normal?

Had angiogram to check which side of brain my speech was on. Went in groin and I now have a large bruise in my inner thigh. Is this normal?

Other symptoms?: Hematomas are the most common vascular
access site complication, occurring in 5%-25% of patients who undergo groin puncture. The risk of pseudoaneurysms is lower. If the bruise grows or is accompanied by firmness/bulging of the skin in the area, numbness, or pain, you should have it checked out sooner. Http://www. Aacn. Org/wd/Cetests/media/C1253.pdf ...Read more

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Why might it be that you pass out after an angiogram?

Angiogram: There are sometimes hypotensive reaction late after the procedure from the dye or other agents used during the study. ...Read more

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What is the best position to be in after the angiogram?

What is the best position to be in after the angiogram?

Lying down for 6 h: If it is done via an artery in the groin (femoral artery), then lying down at bed rest for 6 hours after is the safest thing to do. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 35yrs, known hypertansive, since 2002, can I go for caronary angiogram?

Yes: If your cardiologist feels that a coronary angiogram is indicated, and there are no contraindications, yes. You can't get one on your own, though. You need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How do doctors read an angiogram?

How do doctors read an angiogram?

Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known. ...Read more

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When do doctors order an angiogram?

Diagnose blockage: Angiograms are done to diagnose clogged up arteries when there is decreased blood flow to any organ ...Read more

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What is a co2 angiogram?

Another contrast: Co2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material. ...Read more

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What is an angiogram test for?

To see blood flow: To get a road MAP of the inside of an artery to see the blood flow to an organ. ...Read more

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What does an angiogram test for?

What does an angiogram test for?

Invasive exam: It is a minimally invasive exam that evaluates blood vessels. There can be various indications for the exam and may be proceeded by noninvasive exams such as ct, MRI or ultrasound. ...Read more

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How is a renal angiogram performed?

How is a renal angiogram performed?

Invasive examination: A renal angiogram is a minimally invasive examination. The doctor will likely enter the artery located in the right groin initially with a small needle and then change that for a plastic tube. A catheter (small plastic tube) is then advanced into the aorta and then selectively into the renal artery. A small amount of dye is then injected. Us, ct or MRI usually done before this test. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a renal angiogram?

Read this:: Http://www. Urmc. Rochester. Edu/encyclopedia/content. Aspx? ContentTypeID=92&ContentID=P07721

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Does an angiogram show all my arteries?

Angiogram: Angiograms are area specific and show the arteries to the area/organ being studied. We generally don't perform whole body angiography. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a renal angiogram?

Can you tell me about a renal angiogram?

Depends: On which type. Catheter / conventional renal arterogram versus cta or mra. Look up these tests at radiologyinfo. Org and sirweb. Org for detailed info. Best to start with renal vascular doppler. ...Read more

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Does the angiogram show all my arteries?

Angiogram: Is typically done to address symptoms. Therefore angiograms typically look at one area of body. CT angiograms can cover larger areas of body such as abdomen chest or legs ...Read more

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Will having an angiogram show all my arteries?

Will having an angiogram show all my arteries?

No: Just the ones related to your symptoms. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Does having an angiogram show all my arteries?

Does having an angiogram show all my arteries?

Not all of them...: An angiogram is an xray where a contrast material (dye) is injected into specific arteries to look for abnormalities and blockages. But they look at specific areas with a single study. For example, you might have a cerebral angiogram if stoke is suspected, a coronary angiogram if your doctors are concerned about the bood vessels serving your heart, etc. ...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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Can you tell me about having a renal angiogram?

Outpatient procedure: Usually, a needle stick in the groin under local anesthesia and some sedation. You may be groggy and may feel a transient warm sensation as the dye in injected, which will completely go away. Risks are low. ...Read more