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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?
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
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
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
I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.
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
Regarding the brain angiogram & dye, if possible they are going to anesthetise & coil me immediately will this be ok without drinking to flush out dye?
During a brain angiogram, does the catheter remain in my artery while taking xray pics? Or do they take it out after injection of dye?
They take it out: After they are all done.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
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
Pain in groin, lower right side after non ruptured aneurysm surgery. Had 2 angiograms. No hematoma or pseudoaneurysm. Why pain?
Fem Aa. Dissection: Possible intra-arterial dissection. Have them CT the groin area on the side of insertion ...Read more
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?
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
Dull squeezing left sided chest pain since 2009. Normal echo, mitral valve prolapse aside. Normal angiogram. Normal nuc stress test. Ideas?
Dull chest pain: Can be structural in origin. Can be referred from the esophagus. Rarely from rhythm problem with prolapse. May need haltor. ...Read more
Was in hospital for left side weakness numbness. Stroke ruled out. What else could cause it. Had clean MRI CT EKG angiogram?
Angiogram: There are sometimes hypotensive reaction late after the procedure from the dye or other agents used during the study. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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