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Can you tell me about carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Can you tell me about carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

If you have : Restenosis of your carotid artery, then carotid stenting may help. Like a heart cath access is obtained into the artery at the groin. Catheter deploys a protection device, which looks like a small umbrella, into the artery. Stent is deployed and dilated with a balloon. Devices are then removed. Usually home next day. Make sure doctor has a lot of experience which will make the procedure safer. ...Read more

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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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How to read mra angiography brain report ?

How to read mra angiography brain report ?

MRA report: Post a specific question about the report on HealthTap. ...Read more

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How to read mra angiography report?

How to read mra angiography report?

Results: You can discuss the report with your doctor, or you can post a specific question about the report on HealthTap. Or, message a HealthTap doc for a more in depth discussion. ...Read more

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Whats safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

Whats safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

Ct vs cath: In simplest terms the ct angiogram would be safer than a coronary angiogram, however, they are usually used in different circumstances. The ct angiogram is useful as a screening tool to see if coronary disease is present. A cardiac catheterization is performed when a patient has an acute coronary syndrome or a myocardial infarction to evaluate coronary disease, or even treated. ...Read more

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Ct coronary angiogram takes pictures of what parts?

Ct coronary angiogram takes pictures of what parts?

Arteries: A ct angiogram takes pictures of the coronary, or heart, arteries. It also gives information of the remaining cardiac structures. The main pumping chambers, or ventricles, the heart muscle walls and some information regarding the heart valves as well. If there are bypass grafts from previous surgeries, these can often be visualized as well. ...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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Anyone done a carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Anyone done a carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Yes: Usually for re-stenosis most surgeon will perform stenting if indicated instead of redo surgery although no true benefit of stenting over surgery in these cases. In acute sitting , yes stenting is being done to repair a post carotid surgery flap or dissection. ...Read more

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Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Good results: CABG surgery has good long term results. You can expect to live longer, have less cardiac interventions, and relief from angina. The lima graft has >90% patency at 20 years. The radial artery graft about 70% at 10 years and vein grafts 50% at 10 years. About 10% of patients need a redo operation at 10 years. ...Read more

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How can a dopplar test and mra on a carotid artery show different results dopplar-no blockage mra-severe stenosis happened to my husband now cta next?

How can a dopplar test and mra on a carotid artery show different results dopplar-no blockage mra-severe stenosis happened to my husband  now cta next?

Doppler: Is technician dependent and mra can sometime overestimate the degree of stenosis. Cta is the test of choice for carotids. Angiogram remains the gold standard but not commonly done any more since it is more invasive and does carry a small risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What's safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

What's safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

Both safe: Both also have risks such as radiation and contrast usage. Coronary arteriography has small bleeding risk at puncture site. Need to get the right test for your problem. Coronary arteriography is the gold standard. ...Read more

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Carotid doppler showed 50% bilateral blockage, mr angiogram was negative. Which is more accurate?

Carotid doppler showed 50% bilateral blockage, mr angiogram was negative. Which is more accurate?

Debatable: Few vascular surgeons make decisions on carotid artery stenosis based on mr, as carotid doppler (ultrasound) has been proven to be very reliable when a good technologist performs the study. From what you're describing, your carotid arteries are likely without disease as the reporting standards for ultrasound haven't quite been set. In my lab you'd likely be found to have no disease at all. ...Read more

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Had CT brain angio mon. Aneurysm is 6m not 8m as MRI indicated. I need a heart CT angio before surgery is this ok so soon after brain ct?

Had CT brain angio mon. Aneurysm is 6m not 8m as MRI indicated. I need a heart CT angio before surgery is this ok  so soon after brain ct?

Probably ok: Ct angiogram measurement of a brain aneurysm is more accurate than measurement on mri. Regarding having a heart ct angio after a recent head angio, you should be safe if heart ct angio is done 2 days after the head ct angio and if you have normal kidney functions. ...Read more

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What to expect for HSG procedure?

What to expect for HSG procedure?

Like a pelvic exam: The doctor will usually use a speculum. Then they will put in a catheter that goes into the cervix. They then inject contrast and take images. You may experience cramping during and after the procedure. You might see a small amount of spotting after the procedure. ...Read more

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Had cardiac mri/mra would it of shown aortoc dilation?

Had cardiac mri/mra would it of shown aortoc dilation?

Yes: A cardiac mri/mra is an excellent test to measure the size of the blood vessels in the chest, including the aorta. If your aorta is dilated, the mra would have demonstrated the dilation. ...Read more

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What test is more reliable to find a coronary fistula, Echo, CT scan angiography or catheterism? Thanks

What test is more reliable to find a coronary fistula, Echo, CT scan angiography or catheterism? Thanks

Catheterization: Hi Oscar! A heart catheterization will find it every time. It's the gold standard. CT angio likely will but can be fooled if there are calcifications which obscure the view. Echo has a low sensitivity but occasionally may discover one. ...Read more

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If I had carotid artery surgery, what is the expected recovery time?

If I had carotid artery surgery, what is the expected recovery time?

Fast: Really depends if you have pre or post procedure stroke or mini stroked which should be unusual . Most probably of everything goes well you can be home next day of surgery and active going to work within a week if pain is controlled ...Read more

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What must one expect during coronary calcium scan?

What must one expect during coronary calcium scan?

Not much: Hold your breath as instructed. It will be over in a matter of seconds unless they are doing a more complete coronary scan and not just a calcium score. ...Read more