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Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

Almost the same: An angiogram is generic meaning, a study of blood vessels, but is typically used almost synonymously with arteriogram. A venogram is when you inject dye to study veins (veins carry blood back to your heart) An arteriogram is when you inject arteries the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to various body parts. ...Read more

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What is the arteriogram procedure like?

Simple: An artery of the leg or the wrist is catheterized and through a catheter, dye is injected in the vascular territory being studies and X ray pictures are taken to visualize the inside of the vessels. Depending of the vessel being studies this arteriogram (or angiogram) could help define vessels in the heart (coronary), the brain (cerebral), the kidneys (renal) and other vessels ...Read more

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What is the arteriogram procedure like?

What is the arteriogram procedure like?

Femoral arteriogram: read this: http://www.medicalhealthtests.com/articles/699/health-articles/femoral-arteriography.html

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What can be expected from an arteriogram?

What can be expected from an arteriogram?

Broad question: In general, this is an outpatient procedure. You will arrive NPO, and will typically be sedated. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the entry site. A sheath is placed in the vessel and a catheter (hollow tube) is advanced while watching on fluoroscopy to the body part being studied. An iodine based contrast agent is injected through the catheter either by hand or a power injector while ...Read more

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What is it like to have femoral arteriogram: angioplasty for a blockage?

What is it like to have femoral arteriogram: angioplasty for a blockage?

Femoral arteriogram: read this: http://www.medicalhealthtests.com/articles/699/health-articles/femoral-arteriography.html

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I have a vena cava filter and will have an arteriogram performed tomorrow of the abdomen. Are there risk? I am wondering if the procedure of an arterigram performed will interfere with a vena cava filter that is already in place?

I have a vena cava filter and will have an arteriogram performed tomorrow of the abdomen. Are there risk? I am wondering if the procedure of an arterigram performed will interfere with a vena cava filter that is already in place?

No. : No. The vena cava filter is in the main vein in your abdomen bringing blood back to your heart from your abdomen, pelvis and legs. An arteriorgram involves the arteries so there will be no interference. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism. I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?

I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism.  I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?

Risks: There are always risks of bleeding and rupture of the artery or puncture of the spleen, but this is rare. Recovery is actually very rapid aside from recommending no blunt force trauma for quite some time. ...Read more

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Recently, I was hospitalized for SOB, pain in left arm. A arteriogram was performed with no blockages. However, my doctor said that my labs were off?

Recently, I was hospitalized for SOB, pain in left arm.  A arteriogram was performed with no blockages.  However, my doctor said that my labs were off?

SOB, left arm pain: Please be more specific about what was abnormal. Was it white count indicating infection, hemoglobin indicating anemia, Liver tests indicating liver damage /hepatitis from infection hep C, B or alcohol, or gallbladder diease. cardiac enzymes which with negative cath would indicate ischemia from possible spasm or pericarditis or myopathy/carditis. How were you treated? ASA? Motrin? f/u/w/doc ...Read more

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Today they did a CT pulmonary arteriogram. What does cbd is mildly prominent?

Today they did a CT pulmonary arteriogram. What does cbd is mildly prominent?

Usually normal: A mildly prominent common bile duct is not an uncommon finding on CT scan. The common bile duct carries bile from your liver down to your gallbladder and intestine. If you have had your gallbladder removed the bile duct will appear more prominent. If you have and obstruction of the bile duct it will appear prominent. Obstruction of the duct would cause pain and abnormalities of the liver tests. ...Read more