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Angiogram Perforated Artery
Complication: If a perforation of the artery is noted, it would indicate that there has been a complication of the procedure itself. The artery has been torn by the catheter or wire . Ithis does not happen commonly but it can occur. It is a serious complication and can lead to bleeding in the sac around the heart and death. The bleeding can be controlled by blowing up a balloon in the artery or by a stent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Prevents bleeding.: An angiogram entails inserting a catheter into your artery (usually in your groin). When the angiogram is completed, the hole in the artery where the catheter entered must be closed so there is no bleeding. The artery closure device closes the hole in the artery. The groin is numb, so the closure device usually does not hurt, though pressure and mild twinges of pain may be experienced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just that: I assume it is the anterior communicating (posterior duplications are very rare). This may represent just an incidental finding, a normal anatomic variation. Lots of people may have this and live a perfectly normal life without ever knowing it. Your neurologist or general dr will explain the implications, correlating it with your individual case and clinical presentation / symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Several: Angiogram is the "gold standard" but ct or mr angiography (which do not require a catheter) can provide useful information. Some arteries can be assessed by ultrasound, but this is less precise. Nuclear stress tests do not show arteries but shows areas of the heart where the arterial supply is insufficient. ...Read more
Yes: The simplest and least invasive option is to have abi/pvr. This is a noninvasive test that measures the blood pressure of the arms and compares it to the pressure in various parts of the legs. This along with the waveforms will give your vascular surgeon an excellent idea of where a blockage may be located. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It has been 8 months after angioplasty is it necessary to have to have 2nd angiogram to check how the arteries are now.
I had an angiogram done. result is one artery between 30 &40% blocked, I'm 46. my question is for the average 46 yr old, how much % should be blocked?
My wife is to having an angiogram via the main artery in the neck. Is this a dangerous procedure?
Carotid angiograms: are general done via femoral artery or brachial artery. Direct access through the carotid (neck artery) is done as a part of stent placement in carotid artery. You need to discuss the risks of procedure relevant to what is gonna be done with physician doing it. Generally there is less than 1% risk of stroke, bleeding and risk of contrast damage to kidney which depends on underlying kidney disease. ...Read more
Have unstable angina angiogram showed 100% blocked right coro artery, 20% left - dr said only adjust meds, no procedure, no surg - now what ?
Severe heart disease: It sounds like they are saying you have inoperable heart disease. The best results that I have seen for such patients have been with a nutritional based approach described by dr. Caldwell essylstyn at the cleveland clinic. Consider his book: prevent and reverse heart disease: the revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cure [paperback] at amazon.Com for $10.98. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with heavily calcified arteries and a 99 percent occlusion of the LAD through an angiogram. I had no symptoms. How is that possible?
What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?
I had a cta. Angiogram with contrast. Does that also get images of the coroided arteries typically? If i'd of had a blockage would it have showed up?
My sister has just had a a tear in a carotid artery while having an angiogram. How serious is this, how is it repaired?
When cardiologist are putting stent in the arteries, in the angiogram is it hard to follow up meaning it's it hard for the wire to get on the arterie?
Not sure?: I am not really sure what you are asking. The stent is placed very precisely in the artery in the area of blockage to improve blood flow to the heart. The size of the stent is also carefully selected. The stent is actually imbedded in the wall of the artery, and in time, the stent is covered with normal tissue. The stent does not move once it has been placed. ...Read more
Do you mean closure?: By disclosure, the questioner may be referring to a femoral artery closure device of the type used to close the small hole in the artery used for access for an angiogram. If so, this is something to discuss with the radiologist prior to the procedure being performed. ...Read more
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