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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 on 18th april will i still be able to fly to new york on 20th may?

I have an angiogram on 18th april will i still be able to fly to new york on 20th may?

Probably OK: Air travel is not contraindicated 2 days after a procedure. Lifting probably is. It is usual to have a lifting weight limit for several days after a procedure, typically 5-6 days. This may be longer if you have a stent placed, or they have any difficulty closing your puncture site. Discuss with the performing physician. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, why am i having palpitations after my angiogram was clear ?

Hi doctor, why am i having palpitations after my angiogram was clear ?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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What is angiogram ?

What is angiogram
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X-ray with dye: It is a diagnostic procedure that provides x-ray images of your heart and its blood vessels. This test is very important because it helps the cardiologist plan the approach to treating the blockage. ...Read more

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What's an angiogram for?

What's an angiogram for?

Imaging: To image a blood vessel. This will determine the path, shape, diameter, perfussion territoryand presence or absence of stenosis. ...Read more

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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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