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Are there side effects of an angiogram?

Are there side effects of an angiogram?

Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contrast; embolization of intraluminal plaque or air from the catheter) or a reaction to the contrast (allergic reaction, kidney failure). ...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 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 ?

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 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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How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

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 more

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Had a cerebral angiogram yesterday for my wada tes today i feel slight chest pain is this ok or not?

Maybe: The best advice i can give is talk to the doctor who did the study or the doctor who ordered it. This is not a common reaction after a cerebral angiogram, but different people can react in many different ways to that test. ...Read more

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I had a cerebral angiogram two days ago. Now I am experiencing pain, bruising, swelling, and a large hard mass at puncture site. Should I be concerned?

I had a cerebral angiogram two days ago. Now I am experiencing pain, bruising, swelling, and a large hard mass at puncture site. Should I be concerned?

Hematoma: See your doctor about this , it sounds like you leaked blood at the puncture site. Usually it gradually goes away but should be checked to be sure nothing worse is going on. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?

Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?

Ask your doc, maybe?: Infundibula are funnel-shaped symmetrical enlargements that occur at the origins of cerebral arteries & are apparent on 7-25% of otherwise normal angiograms. (The word is Latin for "funnel.") An aneurysm can form at the site of one. This is EXTREMELY rare. Your doctor's just being prudent. I'm curious: Why didn't you ask YOUR DOCTOR this question, instead of some stranger on HealthTap? ...Read more

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I had a cerebral angiogram go wrong my artery in my right groin was dissected and my artery in the left groin collapsed how many per yr is safe?

Unfortunate: Your complications are very unfortunate and I sincerely sympathize but angiograms are generally safe. All medical procedures have a complication rate. The risk of death with an angio is 0.1%. The risk of a peripheral arterial complication such as yours is ...Read more

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What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.

What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.

Stenosis/aneurysm: A cerebral (brain) angiogram is a specific test examing the arteries of the brain. An angiogram is done when there is suspicion of a 'brain aneurysm' --have you had new onset of severe headaches? Another reason for cerebral angiogram is to look for 'stenosis' (narrowing) of the arteries which can cause tia's (mini-strokes) --have you had reversible weakness, numbness or speech difficulty. -not bp. ...Read more

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I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

Low risk: All risk factors must be considered.
Heart, lung,
kidney, diabetes and medications.
Allergies
small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye.

Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils?
Ask why general anes?
Most are local with some sedatives. ...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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How are angiograms done for brain?

How are angiograms done for brain?

Angiography: A small size catheter is inserted in your groin an advanced to the origin of your brain main arteries. Dye is then flushed into the catheter and x rays are then taken. Several pictures are taken that delineate your brain blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the known risks of a brain angiogram?

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 more

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How long do I have to remain still after a brain angiogram?

Hours: You have to remain still to avoid bleeding at the site of the puncture for the catheter. If it is in the groin, the doctors may have used an artery closure device, and you can move after 3 hours. If they did not use a closure device, six hours is better. ...Read more

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I have to go for an angiogram to my brain. What is this for. What will I feel?

I have to go for an angiogram to my brain. What is this for. What will I feel?

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 more

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What are the risks of angiogram of brain?

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

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a medicine that should be held before an angiogram of the brain?

Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a medicine that should be held before an angiogram of the brain?

Not necesary: You can continue the Lyrics As It Will Not Impact The Test or the results.it should not be a problem to continue. Do remind the MD of all medicines you are on. ...Read more

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After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will i feel and how soon will i be back to feeling normal?

After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will i feel and how soon will i be back to feeling normal?

Probably very soon.: If you are feeling normal now, and if there is no complication from your procedures, you should continue to feel normal after the procedures. ...Read more

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Which test is more conclusive: an mra of the brain or an angiogram?

Which test is more conclusive: an mra of the brain or an angiogram?

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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Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

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

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Will having a brain angiogram make my 8m aneurysm more likely to burst or will it have no effect? Thanks

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 more

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Does Cerebal Angiogram and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.

Does Cerebal Angiogram  and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.

Almost: A conventional cerebral angiogram is still considered the gold standard, but there is about a 1% chance of stroke from the procedure, plus other risks from needing to enter an artery. There is an advantage that if you have a treatable lesion, they can do a procedure during the angiogram. Otherwise, I almost always recommend the MR-angiogram or CT-angiogram because there is almost no risk. ...Read more

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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?

You will: Find out then. Check to see if it can be an mra = mr angiogram = no radiation. Consider an arb & a beta blocker like Coreg or bystolic (nebivolol) as part of your treatment. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 more

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What is an artery disclosure device? And can I ask for one after a brain angiogram?

What is an artery disclosure device? And can I ask for one after a brain angiogram?

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

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Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

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 more