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What are the known risks of a brain angiogram?

What are the known risks of a brain angiogram?

Possible allergy: While generally safe, this procedure can be complicated by allergy to the contrast embolus causing a stroke dissection of the artery causing a stroke perforation of a vessel causing bleeding at the site of the insertion of the catheter or more distally damage to the vessel at site of insertion of the catheter requiring surgical repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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What are the risks of angiogram of brain?

What are the risks of angiogram of brain?

Depends: There are several ways angiography can be done however all carry risk associated with contrast use, e.g. Allergic reaction or kidney injury (depending on type of contrast). Ct exposes to radiation, as does conventional angio, whereas mr does not. Conventional angio also carries risks which include but not limited to vascular complications, bleeding, and stroke. ...Read more

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I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.

Brain angio: If your kidney function is normal, the likely chances of kidney issues after an angiogram is very low. Contrast dye can affect the kidneys but you will receive an IV fir fluid hydration. ...Read more

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How are angiograms done for brain?

How are angiograms done for brain?

Angiography: A small size catheter is inserted in your groin an advanced to the origin of your brain main arteries. Dye is then flushed into the catheter and x rays are then taken. Several pictures are taken that delineate your brain blood vessels. ...Read more

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How long do I have to remain still after a brain angiogram?

How long do I have to remain still after a brain angiogram?

Hours: You have to remain still to avoid bleeding at the site of the puncture for the catheter. If it is in the groin, the doctors may have used an artery closure device, and you can move after 3 hours. If they did not use a closure device, six hours is better. ...Read more

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I have to go for an angiogram to my brain. What is this for. What will I feel?

I have to go for an angiogram to my brain. What is this for. What will I feel?

Many things: To look at the blood vessels in the brain. You will have some discomfort at the site where there needle and tube are placed into the artery in the groin you may feel warmth in your face, get a metallic taste in your mouth, see flashing lights and/or feel dizzy for brief periods, 8-10 seconds, when the x-ray dye is injected. ...Read more

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a medicine that should be held before an angiogram of the brain?

Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a medicine that should be held before an angiogram of the brain?

Not necesary: You can continue the Lyrics As It Will Not Impact The Test or the results. It should not be a problem to continue. Do remind the MD of all medicines you are on. ...Read more

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After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will I feel and how soon will I be back to feeling normal?

After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will I feel and how soon will I be back to feeling normal?

Probably very soon.: If you are feeling normal now, and if there is no complication from your procedures, you should continue to feel normal after the procedures. ...Read more

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Which test is more conclusive: an mra of the brain or an angiogram?

Which test is more conclusive: an mra of the brain or an angiogram?

Brain angio: An MRA of the brain is very robust. With MR you can have a 3-dimensional picture of the vascular anatomy. MR does not have any radiation, the contrast less commonly has adverse reaction and is noninvasive. The only compelling reason not to do MR is if you have other contraindications or need actual intervention (ex. embolization) ...Read more

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Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether it is something of significance. An angiogram may find that what appeared to be a lesion on MRI was not as serious as first thought. ...Read more

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Will having a brain angiogram make my 8m aneurysm more likely to burst or will it have no effect? Thanks

Will having a brain angiogram make my 8m aneurysm more likely to burst or will it have no effect? Thanks

Some risk is there: Any procedure, there is some risk most of the time minor rarely lethal. Benefits out weight the risk of the procedure, interventional cerebral angiography procedures possible even to close & cure aneurysm with a coil. Speak to your doctors, know all the facts and decide, leaving alone is more dangerous than procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?

I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?

Answering why: Most doctors rule out or ensure the absence of life threatening events. A typical problem with a tumor that is cancerous is "angiogenesis" which is developement of new blood vessels. It does not mean that a cancer is there. It means that bads things are ensured to not be there. ...Read more

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I am a hypochondriac but have it under control. However, I was a little worried about the radiation exposure from multiple brain CT and chest angiogram. What should I do?

Hypochondria: Get the facts from your doctor, make a note of what he or she tells you, review the note when your thoughts get carried away. Every day try as much as possible to be fact oriented and try to discover the origin of your anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org web site. Best. ...Read more

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What is an artery disclosure device? And can I ask for one after a brain angiogram?

What is an artery disclosure device? And can I ask for one after a brain angiogram?

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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Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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