Top
20
Doctor insights on: Angiogram In Arm

Share
1

1
Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the angiogram, arm?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the angiogram, arm?

Maybe: It may be painful briefly, but it shouldn't cause any permanent harm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
I had a angiogram in my arm on nov 10 my arm hurts and burning sensation what should I do.

I had a angiogram in my arm on nov 10 my arm hurts and burning sensation what should I do.

You should call the: health care provider who performed the angiogram and alert him to your symptoms. He/she will want to see and examine you. ...Read more

3

3
How long after a cardio angiogram (not in the arm) where they put Stents in can you drive a long road as a passenger.

24 hours.: Generally you will be examined to be sure there is no local swelling, pain etc prior to discharge. If you have no pain, discomfort, or swelling at the site and if you have no recurrence of heart symptoms, you may ride as a passenger in about 24 hours. Remember that if the stents were put in following a heart attack, you will need to discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more

5

5
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

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

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

Maybe: It is certainly possible he still has a cardiac problem. If you are concerned about this, I would start by discussing it with your primary care doctor and also a cardiologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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 ?

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

10

10
Male 65 pain L jaw/arm/chest, nuclear stress apical ischemia, angiogram neg, cardiolo says all ok. Sternum pain, clutching worsening w/anxiety/cancer?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
Is an angiogram painful?

No: No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How is an angiogram performed?

Invasive exam: A needle is used to blood vessel in the groin or arm. This is used as access site to other blood vessels with a catheter. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Why is an angiogram performed?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How much does it costs for angiograms?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What should I expect from having an angiogram done?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What are the risks of an angiogram?

Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than the risk. That is the best question to ask on any test performed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers