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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.

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I have an angiogram coming up, I am so scared as it is my first procedure. What can I do to calm my self. Ease my mind please!?

I have an angiogram coming up, I am so scared as it is my first procedure. What can I do to calm my self. Ease my mind please!?

Worrying: Worrying about the unknown can cause anticipation anxiety. Strategies include: Exercise, yoga, Meditation, focus on here and now, develop an action plan, build social support, plan for procedure, educate yourself, focus on what you can do and can control. Free Apps: 1)MyCalmBeat, 2)StressCheck, 3)TacticalBreather, 4)LifeArmor, 5)Breathe2Relax, 6)BioZen, 7) BinauralBeats 8)InstantHeartRate

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Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know?

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Is an angiogram painful?

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

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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.

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Why is an angiogram performed?

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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How do doctors read an angiogram?

How do doctors read an angiogram?

Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known.

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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.

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When do doctors order an angiogram?

Diagnose blockage: Angiograms are done to diagnose clogged up arteries when there is decreased blood flow to any organ

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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).

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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.

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Which patients should not have an angiogram?

Non-surgical: Patients who are unwilling to have surgery even if needed should not have an angiogram because there are risks with this invasive procedure that would outweigh the zero benefits in this setting of no plan to act on the obtained information.

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