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I am going to get a cerebral angiography soon, what can I expect?

I am going to get a cerebral angiography soon, what can I expect?

Sting warm sensation: Bee sting when numb groin to access artery. Warm sensation when inject x-ray dye. Pressure on groin when obtain hemostasis at puncture site. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Angiography (Definition)

It is an imaging technique to determine the ...Read more


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What do you advise if I'm going to get a cerebral angiography in 2 day?

What do you advise if I'm going to get a cerebral angiography in 2 day?

Angio: If you have already discussed the risks/benefits of the procedure, and you and your team have concluded that this test is appropriate for your clinical situation, there is not much to do other than go for the appointment. They will probably tell you to take nothing by mouth after midnight, but other than that there is no prep on your part necessary. If you still have concerns, call your doc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have an electromyography the same day after having an MRI cerebral angiography?

Is it okay to have an electromyography the same day after having an MRI cerebral angiography?

Even 2 if you want!: You are quite eligible to have an EMG, EEG, EKG, and any other medical or diagnostic test that ends in a "G" even on the same day as your MRI if you're ambitious enough. ...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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Who does angiography?

Who does angiography?

Cards or vascular: Angio refers to vessel so could be any vessel, but most frequently refers to coronary (heart) vessels, therefore cardiologist usually performs. Other common vessels include aortic and femoral / iliac vessels, carotids, renal arteries and mesenteric vessels. These vessels are often imaged by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons. ...Read more

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Is angiography test is not safe?

Not risk-free: When done by a well trained/experienced physician, it should be a safe procedure however that does not mean that it is free of risk. If determined to be necessary, the benefits of the test should outweigh the risks. The physician performing the test should discuss risks and benefits with the patient prior to angiography. ...Read more