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Difference Angiogram Angioplasty
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
What artery?: I f it is one of the heart arteries, the breathing could be abnormal, this might affect you throat indirectly causing hoarseness. ...Read more
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
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
No: Blood vessel is opened with a balloon. ...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 more
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
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
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
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
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