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Difference Angiogram Angioplasty
Picture/Intervention: An angiogram is an image of the lumen of a blood vessel, typically done with due from within a vessel. If the angiogram shows a narrowing or stenosis, an angioplasty may be performed, which is inflating a balloon within the vessel to dilate it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am getting an angiogram, but the hospital can't perform an angioplasty, if needed. Is it better to change to a hospital where they do both?
Yes: If there is a blockage is found during angiogram, it can often be treated during the same procedure, with angioplasty and/or stent placement. This can eliminate the necessity of a second procedure. There are risks associated with the procedure which you should understand prior to proceeding. ...Read more
It has been 8 months after angioplasty is it necessary to have to have 2nd angiogram to check how the arteries are now.
Can a blocked artery make one's breathing abnormal at times and cause hoarseness too? I am to do angiogram and possible angioplasty
My mom is to hav angiogram and doctor said he will do angioplasty later if needs be. i heard both are done together?
If a blockage:
is found which can be treated with a stent...this can be done at the same time....if there are multiple blockages or its in some positions "open" (surgical) angioplasty will be scheduled for later!
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Bob's stress test showed a blockage; he has chest pains a few times a week. Angiogram? Angioplasty? WebMD says medical therapy is just as good. Risks?
Symptomstic: if you are indeed having angina and the documented blockage is severe enough to cause it the intervention is appropriate and proven better than medical therapy. Also need to consider your heart pumping ability and your lifestyle but if you want to be active it should be fixed ...Read more
Verb versus noun: Angiography is the process of performing an x-ray picture (or an image) of a blood vessel by injecting the vessel with an opaque dye. Th dye often contains iodine. An angiogram is the picture of the blood vessel that was taken while performing angiography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost the same: An angiogram is generic meaning, a study of blood vessels, but is typically used almost synonymously with arteriogram. A venogram is when you inject dye to study veins (veins carry blood back to your heart) An arteriogram is when you inject arteries the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to various body parts. ...Read more
Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op
Probably fine: Do you have unusual pain, or are having a normal recovery? It is not normal to have a new blood pressure discrepancy after surgery. It could be spurious, or it could be a blockage or dissection caused by access to your bloodstream required for the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. I would make sure that your surgeon knows of this to place this finding properly in the setting of your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer