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Are There Side Effects Of An Angiogram
Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contrast; embolization of intraluminal plaque or air from the catheter) or a reaction to the contrast (allergic reaction, kidney failure). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
Other symptoms?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in groin, lower right side after non ruptured aneurysm surgery. Had 2 angiograms. No hematoma or pseudoaneurysm. Why pain?
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?
Heart disease: Generally the cardiologist suspects significant plaque or stenosis. There would be indicators of cardiovascular disease such as reversible ischemia, positive t-wave alternans, unstable chest pain, non-pulmonary shortness of breath and the angiogram is a diagnostic procedure to allow the cardiologist to evaluate the progress of cardiovascular disease and assess the need for revascularization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally okay: The most common symptom is anxiety just from being awake during a medical procedure. You usually get some medicine to help keep you calm. You should not feel pain due to numbing medicine. You may feel pressure while the catheter is put in and starnge feelings as it goes to the blood vessel being evaluated. When the dye is injected some folks feel flushed or warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To find blockages: An angiogram images the arteries of the heart by injecting dye into them, to find blockages. It is done if someone has symptoms such as chest pain that may be due to poor blood flow. Technically, an angiogram is just the diagnostic study, i.e. The images. If a blockage exists, special catheters can be used at the same time to open it with balloons and stents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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