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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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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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Had a stress test done dec 15th 10%false positive on it. At the hospital cardio doc said CT angiogram needed now he says no. Can i get one without a doctor referral cuz I have been left with that doub?

Had a stress test done dec 15th 10%false positive on it. At the hospital cardio doc said CT angiogram needed now he says no. Can i get one without a doctor referral cuz I have been left with that doub?

Another opinion: I would recommend that you go back to that doctor and express your concerns or get a second opinion. You would need a doctor order for that test but you may not need it so have someone explain it all to you first. ...Read more

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Had angiogram thru my wrist a week ago I went back to see cardio with pain in my wrist he said its bruising but it's a cramp like pain up my arm now ?

Had angiogram thru my wrist a week ago I went back to see cardio with pain in my wrist he said its bruising but it's a cramp like pain up my arm now ?

Possible spasm: The approach you describe sounds like the radial artery (wrist) and spasm of the artery is not uncommon with this procedure, it typically resolves and is often without symptoms. Rarely, there is interruption of flow through the artery. I recommend returning to the cardiologist or to your doctor to inquire about possible ultrasound of the artery to check the flow. If symptoms worsen, go to ER. ...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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What is angiogram ?

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?

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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