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Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Yes: Yes, if the patient is cleared by a hematology specialist. However if an intervention is planned and then a blood thinner might be used during the intervention and after, a problem could arise. The risks are different - higher - for a patient with platelets of 50 that for a patient in the normal range because there is less of a 'cushion' in case of a complication. ...Read more

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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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Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Low limit: 50, 000 is an abnormal value and the lower limit for which an invasive test can be performed without increased risk of bleeding. At this level the value should be confirmed just before the exam to make sure it has not decreased further. ...Read more

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Mom had angiogram 3 days ago a little calf cramp only a 4 pain level. Doesn't hurt to touch. It it a emergency ?

Mom had angiogram 3 days ago a little calf cramp only a 4 pain level. Doesn't hurt to touch. It it a emergency ?

Doesn't sound it is!: But I personally like all leg cramps to be evaluated by a physician. So make sure she sees her PCP ASAP, more so if any other symptoms like chest pain, Shortness of breath, develop. If no associated symptoms then I would just observe and see how it behaves, Taking some Muscle relaxer would be beneficial and using a Hot pack also is helpful. ...Read more

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Son, 32, has palpitations on exertion. Ecg =left bbb, normal cholesterol level and echocardiogram normal.Awaiting CT cardio angiogram.How bad? Thanks.

Son, 32, has palpitations on exertion. Ecg =left bbb, normal cholesterol level and echocardiogram normal.Awaiting CT cardio angiogram.How bad? Thanks.

Stay fit: I'm simply glad he's exercising & hope he keeps it up. Many people have a left bundle branch block for no reason -- i think it's a minor developmental variant. I'm also going to assume that these are common palpitations and there's no reason to think it's a channelopathy or v-tach. Trusting he's not overdoing caffeine. I'm betting no cause will be found and that these will not be a problem. ...Read more

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I had an angiogram.A week ago now I am feeling numbness in my thigh. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram.A week ago now I am feeling numbness in my thigh. Is this normal?

likely transient: The catheter enters a femoral blood vessel in the inguinal region, where there are cutaneous nerves providing sensation. Since the insertion involves a small incision, the local nerves can be temporarily injured, but should recover fully within 4 weeks. Check with your doctor if this does not reverse. ...Read more

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What are the indications someone could need a cerebral angiogram with embolization?

What are the indications someone could need a  cerebral angiogram with embolization?

Aneurysm: Usually large or unstable cerebral anuerysms are treated with clipping , coiling, or ebolization.The hope is that this will prevent rupture at a future date. It may also be done if its intermittently 'leaking'. ...Read more

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I am getting an angiogram, but the hospital can't perform an angioplasty, if needed. Is it better to change to a hospital where they do both?

I am getting an angiogram, but the hospital can't perform an angioplasty, if needed.  Is it better to change to a hospital where they do both?

Yes: If there is a blockage is found during angiogram, it can often be treated during the same procedure, with angioplasty and/or stent placement. This can eliminate the necessity of a second procedure. There are risks associated with the procedure which you should understand prior to proceeding. ...Read more

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Why would someone need an 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 more

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Had angiogram showed 30-50% blockage. But hr was 28 and b/p was 58/0 after clamp was loosened..Was out needle to bring back?

Vagal rxn?: Sounds like you had vagal reaction ( a neurologic reflex) which is not uncommon during angiograms. It feels horrible, ususally doesn't last long, and is reversed with IV Atropine and a fluid challenge. Does this fit with your experience? ...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 ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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Why am I not allowed to eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to a coronary angiogram?

Why am I not allowed to eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to a coronary angiogram?

Angiogram: Prior to any procedure that requires sedation patients are asked to not eat so to avoid aspiration of food or liquid contents and in the rare chance if urgent surgery with ventialtion support the contents of your stomach will not again cause aspiration related problems. ...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.

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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Is an angiogram painful?

Is an angiogram painful?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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