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Angiogram In Arm
Arm bruising: Consider ruptured blood vessels and contusion/ecchymosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op
Probably fine: Do you have unusual pain, or are having a normal recovery? It is not normal to have a new blood pressure discrepancy after surgery. It could be spurious, or it could be a blockage or dissection caused by access to your bloodstream required for the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. I would make sure that your surgeon knows of this to place this finding properly in the setting of your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband was rushed by ambulance with Chestpain , weak , pain in arms HR of 37 for angiogram .. It was clear . Still cardiac issue ? Famil history
Hi my mom had angiogram last week and they attempted it through jer wrist but had to do it through her groin.She has lot of pain up her right arm stil?
This is not: Uncommon but she should get checked out. ...Read more
I'm in pain in my forearms a week after my angiogram. they tried for 20 mins to use my right arm, then had to go left. My arteries weren't easy to access. My left arm is now the worst. They're bruised, but the worst thing is the pain from the entry site.
Had angiogram thru my wrist a week ago I went back to see cardio with pain in my wrist he said its bruising but it's a cramp like pain up my arm now ?
Possible spasm: The approach you describe sounds like the radial artery (wrist) and spasm of the artery is not uncommon with this procedure, it typically resolves and is often without symptoms. Rarely, there is interruption of flow through the artery. I recommend returning to the cardiologist or to your doctor to inquire about possible ultrasound of the artery to check the flow. If symptoms worsen, go to ER. ...Read more
Male 65 pain L jaw/arm/chest, nuclear stress apical ischemia, angiogram neg, cardiolo says all ok. Sternum pain, clutching worsening w/anxiety/cancer?
YOU ARE OK: A NEGATIVE ANGIOGRAM MEANS NO SIGNIFICANT BLOCKAGES IN YOUR CIRCULATION IN YOUR HEART. THEREFORE, YOU CAN BE REASSURED THAT YOU HAVE NO SIGNIFICANT HEART DISEASE. THE SYMPTOMS MAY BE DUE TO A MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEM IN THE AREA OF THE HEART OR DUE TO RESPIRATORY(BREATHING) ISSUES OR DUE TO ANXIETY. TALK TO YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS AND HE/SHE CAN HELP YOU OR FURTHER REASSURE YOU. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have muscle pains in my lower extremities, arms, neck/shoulder blades. I hv cardiyopathy, diabetic and hypothyroid. I had retroperitoneal bleed after an angiogram. I am taking iron. What could cause?
Diagnosis: An angiogram is an invasive diagnostic test, perfomed in a catheterization laboratory using fluoroscopy (the x-ray) and an injected contrast dye to evaluate the vasular system. It is possible to perform angiograms for different parts of the body, such as the left and/or right heart, the aorta, selective veins such as the subclavian, the renal artery and peripheral angiograms (the limbs) as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thousands up to 20x: Angiogram means blood picture; pictures show a 2d image, still or motion, of dye added into the blood, so that the dye/blood column shows on x-ray. The equipment required to perform is expensive (100k to 4m) & experience required to perform then reasonably safely is high (translate that more money). I have seen client bills: only hospital charges, out-pt <1 day, procedures i did in past, over $30k. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before & After: Before: no eating or drinking 4-8 hours before procedure. Stop Aspirin or blood thinners several days before the test. Be sure to pee! after: you will wait several hours in the recovery room. Bring music or reading. Have someone drive you home because the sedative/relaxing medicine may make you loopy for awhile. Wishing you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Picture/Intervention: An angiogram is an image of the lumen of a blood vessel, typically done with due from within a vessel. If the angiogram shows a narrowing or stenosis, an angioplasty may be performed, which is inflating a balloon within the vessel to dilate it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer