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Brain Angiogram Risks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will I feel and how soon will I be back to feeling normal?
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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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3 brain aneurysms they were all found at the same time 1 was coiled we do an angiogram in oct. What are the chances the other 2 will have grown?
Regarding the brain angiogram & dye, if possible they are going to anesthetise & coil me immediately will this be ok without drinking to flush out dye?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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
During a brain angiogram, does the catheter remain in my artery while taking xray pics? Or do they take it out after injection of dye?
They take it out: After they are all done.Get a more detailed answer ›
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