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Virtually no-one.: For surveillance imaging of the carotid arteries, we use ultrasound rather than angiograms. Ultrasound is non-invasive, does not expose you to radiation or xray contrast dye, and also gives flow information that is very useful in determining the degree of stenosis (narrowing) in a carotid artery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Answers! : For the procedure, you lie on your back on an x-ray table. X-ray cameras may move over and around your head and chest to take pictures from many angles. You may be given a sedative through the IV to help you relax, as well as other medications and fluids. You'll be awake during the test. The groin is numbed and a needle and tube is placed into the artery. Risk of stroke is less than 1%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30min-1hr: A straight forward diagnostic angiogram will take anywhere from 30min to 1hr. If a carotid stent is being placed it will take between 1hr and 3hrs depending on complexity. The longest waiting period is usually after the procedure where patients have to lie flat for ~4hrs to allow the artery in the groin that wa punctured to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A person can be allergic to iodinated contrast material just like any other substance. The allergic response can vary from minimal to severe. Regardless of the severity, once you have an allergic response you are at risk for the some or worse if exposed to the dye again. Always notify your doctor of any allergies. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely: A standard carotid angiogram should take less than 15 minutes of fluoro time. The radiation is not insignificant but will only be a fraction of the expected lifetime exposure to radiation. This is a widely done procedure and the exposure to radiation injury is an extremely rare complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family history of Carotid Artery Occlusion.Good Angiogram Clear Artery's,had Mitral Valve Repair.Is Aspirin necessary?Surgeon says not really, agree?
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying as you have pristine arteries. There is likely some intimal thickening and or mild cholesterol buildup at your age, therefore one baby asprin 81 mg is probably the best thing u can do for yourself to reduce your risk of stroke and/or heart attack. ...Read more
Debatable: Few vascular surgeons make decisions on carotid artery stenosis based on mr, as carotid doppler (ultrasound) has been proven to be very reliable when a good technologist performs the study. From what you're describing, your carotid arteries are likely without disease as the reporting standards for ultrasound haven't quite been set. In my lab you'd likely be found to have no disease at all. ...Read more
Not likely: Risk of future procedures on that carotid artery should be less than 5% long term. ...Read more
What is fibromuscular dysplasia and how serious this condition is? It was diagnosed by brain and neck angiogram and involves carotid and vertebral arteries
Can be serious: Fibromuscular dysplagia in carotid and vertebral arteries is thickening of the blood vessels going to the brain. It usually indicates narrowing in these arteries which can eventually reduce the blood supply to the brain. It is best to consult a vascular surgeon to determine how extensive it is and what is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dissection : They are seen on CT. MR is a better test for dissection ...Read more
Carotid artery disease, different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta), is that possible?
Carotid artery disease, what to believe, if different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta)?
Had brain CT angiogram yesterday, strange headaches ever since. If my 8m carotid aneurysm was leaking would they have known?
Most likely: A "leaking" or ruptured cerebral aneurysm causes the "worst headache of your life". It is usually unmistakable. With that said, an 8 mm aneurysm should prompt a discussion of treatment options and risk. You should ask your primary doctor to refer you to a neurosurgeon and to a neuro-interventionalist for such discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To find blockages: An angiogram images the arteries of the heart by injecting dye into them, to find blockages. It is done if someone has symptoms such as chest pain that may be due to poor blood flow. Technically, an angiogram is just the diagnostic study, i.e. The images. If a blockage exists, special catheters can be used at the same time to open it with balloons and stents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Another contrast: Co2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Invasive examination: A renal angiogram is a minimally invasive examination. The doctor will likely enter the artery located in the right groin initially with a small needle and then change that for a plastic tube. A catheter (small plastic tube) is then advanced into the aorta and then selectively into the renal artery. A small amount of dye is then injected. Us, ct or MRI usually done before this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all of them...: An angiogram is an xray where a contrast material (dye) is injected into specific arteries to look for abnormalities and blockages. But they look at specific areas with a single study. For example, you might have a cerebral angiogram if stoke is suspected, a coronary angiogram if your doctors are concerned about the bood vessels serving your heart, etc. ...Read more
Outpatient procedure: Usually, a needle stick in the groin under local anesthesia and some sedation. You may be groggy and may feel a transient warm sensation as the dye in injected, which will completely go away. Risks are low. ...Read more
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Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall and can cause closure of the artery. If the dissection is small then nothing needs to be done except watching for evidence of artery closure. If the dissection is larger the a stent may need to be placed or in some instances arterial surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You didn't tell us: what type of angiogram this was. If it was a cerebral angiogram - headache is not uncommon. This would be especially so it you have a headache history. Hydrate well. Would discuss with your doctor if your symptoms are severe. REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3452192/ ...Read more
It depends on route: If the cerebral angiogram was performed through a catheter insert through a blood vessel in the groin, it is best to avoid exercising for a few days until the blood vessel in the groin is well sealed and won't start-up bleeding when you start running. On the other hand, exercises that don't involve running, such as weight lifting are ok the next day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are going to have an angiogram performed through a groin vessel the time will depend on the size of the catheter used and whether or not your doctor used a closure device (material used to seal the puncture wound in the blood vessel). You must consult the doctor who will be doing the procedure to answer your question properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: Getting up that day, walking next day, bed bath next day, showering probably 2 days. Wait til bruising gone then run, lift and get more active. ...Read more
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