Doctor insights on:
Angiogram Vs. 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
Which procedure is more useful to detect artery blockage, angiography, CT angiogram, or cardiac catheterization and why?
Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?
CTA: I personally would be unlikely to recommend that radiation exposure in such a patient without a strong belief there was a risk/benefit preponderance to benefit. Without more information I wouldn't predict benefit given all the other studies. ...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
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
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...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
I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.
Borderline: Not everythng is black or white. You could have a blockage in an artery which is not severe so that maybe it has nothing to do with your symptoms. The result then would be inconlusive. The test is not totally normal but the problem may not be severe enough to cause symptoms or require treatment. ...Read more
Blood vessel study: An angiogram is a test done to visualize the inside of blood vessels, most commonly to look for blockage or narrowing that may affect blood flow to an organ or extremity. Usually an iodine based contrast in injected directly into the vessel through a catheter in a cath lab or interventional radiology suite. Some types of angiograms can be done non-invasively in a CT or MR scanner. ...Read more
I had an angiogram 3years ago which didn't work. Since then I haven't smoked and exercised regulary. Would they have softened any for another angiogram?
Perhaps: Depending on whether your plaques were already calcified, and to what extent. Once atheromatous plaques have calcified, they generally have irreversible changes. The only way to tell is to try again. Good luck. Congratulations on your new healthy habits. ...Read more
Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known. ...Read more
Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than the risk. That is the best question to ask on any test performed. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Carotid angiography
- Renal angiogram
- Cerebral angiogram recovery
- What does an inconclusive angiogram test mean?
- What is the difference between aortography and angiography?
- Will an angiogram cause nerve damage
- Angiogram with runoff
- Cardiac catheterization vs angiogram
- Four vessel cerebral angiography
- Angiogram dye side effects
- Difference between angiogram and arteriogram
- Difference between ensure and boost
- Difference between a pimple and a boil
- Difference between dvt and cvi
- Difference between elephantiasis and elephantitis
- Difference between lactogen and isomil
- Difference between sinus and fistula
- Can a ct scan angiography miss an aneurysm?
- Angiogram age limit
- Difference angiogram angioplasty