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What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

Diagnose and fix: The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are. The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

Difference: Angiogram is a study to see the blood vessels. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the vessels with a balloon. ...Read more

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What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

What is an angiogram versus an 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 more

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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?

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

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It has been 8 months after angioplasty is it necessary to have to have 2nd angiogram to check how the arteries are now.

No: Angiograms are NOT done routinely post angioplasty or stents. Only symptoms and/or abnormal stress tests define need for angiograms ...Read more

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What artery is used for angiograms and angioplasties?

What artery is used for angiograms and angioplasties?

Most common:femoral: In the US most angiograms and angioplasties (and stents) are accessed via the femoral artery at the groin. The radial approach is growing in usage but I believe it accounts for only about 5% of cases. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is the difference between an angiogram and angiography?

Is the difference between an angiogram and angiography?

Yes: An angiogram is the actual procedure with associated images of the specific vascular territory. Angiography is term to describe the imaging modality. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

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 more

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What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

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

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What's the difference between a femoral and a radial angioplasty?

What's the difference between a femoral and a radial angioplasty?

Same: Femoral means access at groin. Radial means access at your wrist. Both can get catheter where needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

Several types: Of angioplasty. Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters (dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a CT and a CT Angiogram?

Adding contrast: Computerized axial tomography CAT or CT is a form of x-ray imaging without using any dye or contrast. If the radiologist injects a dye or contrast to highlight the blood vessels during the procedure that would be CT angiogram. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an angiogram and CT scan?

What's the difference between an angiogram and CT scan?

A CT scan: Is performed without and/or with intravenous contrast/dye and evaluates the entirety of the body part being imaged. An angiogram is performed with intravenous contrast and directly evaluates the blood vessels. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How to increase my ejaculation time I am on statins post angioplasty medicine age 40 m?

If you: Mean time before ejaculation, relax and take some deep breaths. That will help more than anything. Have an understanding partner. Remember, there are lots of ways to achieve sexual satisfaction. ...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!?

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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Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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Sex after angioplasty?

Sex after angioplasty?

Possible: This should be discussed with the doctor who performed the procedure since they have information about your overall health. Generally, should be fine. ...Read more

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When do you need an angiogram?

Angiogram: You need an angiogram when it is important to visualize the blood vessels to a part of the body to aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions. We have radio graphic, nuclear and magnetic resonance forms of angiography each with its indications ...Read more

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Could you drive after an angiogram?

Different angiograms: There are different areas that are studied with different types of angiograms. If you are having a cardiac angiogram they will be watching you for several hours after the study to make sure that the injection site is not bleeding. A pressure dressing will be applied. If that is the study you are having, it is better that you don't drive yourself. ...Read more

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What do you feel during an angiogram?

Generally okay: The most common symptom is anxiety just from being awake during a medical procedure. You usually get some medicine to help keep you calm. You should not feel pain due to numbing medicine. You may feel pressure while the catheter is put in and starnge feelings as it goes to the blood vessel being evaluated. When the dye is injected some folks feel flushed or warm. ...Read more

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How serious is an angioplasty procedure?

Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of angioplasty?

What is the success rate of angioplasty?

Long Term the Issue!: Short term technical success rates have become >95% in experienced hands with carefully selected pts. & lesions. However, PTCA only hydraulically stretches the vessel, does nothing about underlying disease (indeed complicates it). Thus bigger issue is long term outcomes. PTCA=only about symptoms; more important to aggressively change the Ds. Drivers: lipoproteins (not Chol), HbA1c, BP, no smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more


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