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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is it typical for a venogram of the leg to be performed at the same time as an angiogram?

Is it typical for a venogram of the leg to be performed at the same time as an angiogram?

Vascular studies: It is not uncommon to do venous and arterial studies at the same time. ...Read more

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Hello i got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Hello i got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Time: There is no treatment for nerve damage except to wait for healing which can take a long time (depending on severity, up to a year). The issue is whether there is anything else going on - generally the symptoms would be pain and swelling. If you have those and they're worse, you should be re-evaluated for an av fistula or pseudoaneurysm. ...Read more

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Lower left leg has a rhythmic throb after walking just two blocks. ABI and arteriovenous ultrasound normal. Mild swelling posteriorly. Get angiogram?

Lower left leg has a rhythmic throb after walking just two blocks. ABI and arteriovenous ultrasound normal. Mild swelling posteriorly. Get angiogram?

No: ABI and arterial test are pretty accurate tests. If normal then angiogram should not be needed. Sometimes people can have chronic compartment syndrome. If this is persistent problem you should consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My Grandma had Peripheral Angiogram 1 week ago, now has extreme pain in both legs and cannot stand or walk at all. Also blood in the urine. ?

My Grandma had Peripheral Angiogram 1 week ago, now has extreme pain in both legs and cannot stand or walk at all. Also blood in the urine. ?

Be evaluated!: While there may be no association between the symptoms and the arteriogram, this is not the safe assumption. Barring significant, pertinent additional information, this may represent an important procedural complication that warrants medical evaluation, ASAP. ...Read more

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I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

No: The fact that you are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) implies that you have high lipids. That fact also implies that you may have vascular disease. You also might have muscle strain but vascular problem first needs to be ruled out. Have your family physician refer you to a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Feet become cold in 15 minutes of elevation. Left foot from toes to mid leg ice cold, Right just cold. ABI normal. Polycythemia Vera. Get Angiogram?

Feet become cold in 15 minutes of elevation. Left foot from toes to mid leg ice cold, Right just cold. ABI normal. Polycythemia Vera. Get Angiogram?

Cold Feet: Maybe;but you need to have a decent thorough physical examination and probable further non invasive including lab testing.How high are your blood counts?Avoid exposure to triggers,eliminate "constrictors"such as garments,smoke exposure,cocaine,OTC cold remedies etc.Talk to your physician. ...Read more