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Four Vessel Angiogram
I had an angiogram done and it shows 4 blockages in every vessel except my lad...Which has two...He says something about transplant...What should I do?
Coronary disease: This is severe coronary disease for a young man like you. Consider evaluation at the cleveland clinic or mayo clinic. Before getting to transplant, i assume they've discussed options for stenting and bypass. Given the complexity, i suggest those facilities to get the best care. Also, you should have genetic testing and advanced lipid analysis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can excercise help all small epicarcardial vessels to open up or would you recommend another angiogram had one last month and getting chest pain still?
I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?
Answering why: Most doctors rule out or ensure the absence of life threatening events. A typical problem with a tumor that is cancerous is "angiogenesis" which is developement of new blood vessels. It does not mean that a cancer is there. It means that bads things are ensured to not be there. ...Read more
Dghtr is 3-had to have an angiogram to rule out an enlarged vessel in spinal area.This used radiation?Does this greatly increase her risk of cancer?
Angiogram at age 26. Main coronaries are clear, but "endothelial dysfunction" of the small vessels. Is this bad? They explained badly. Heart atk risk?
Endothelial dysfxn : Reviewing endothelial distinction would require paragraphs and chapters, but practically it means that you really need to watch your risk factors, even at this young age. If you smoke, stop. Lose weight. Exercise regularly. Monitor blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar and treat if necessary. ...Read more
Is there a less invasive procedure (imaging,i.e.) than angiogram to diagnose heart blood vessel blockage?
It depends: The answer is more complicated than you can imagine. It depends on the definition of "blockage", the presence or absence of symptoms and the reason for the test. A nuclear medicine stress test is the first test done if a physician suspects a patients symptoms are due to coronary disease but isn't 100% sure. It will usually give the answer. If the results are equivocal a CT angiogram will be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor suspects a avm or narrowing of vessels from mri. When I have an angiogram can they be wrong? The angiogram is for exploration.
Yes: An MRI is a screening tool that can detect an avm. The cerebral angiogram provides a more detailed view of the vessels in the brain. It is true that there are suspicious areas seen on the MRI which are not true avm vessels. Conversely, there may be areas that may not be interpreted as avm, but become apparent on the angiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A MRI may have shown a cluster of blood vessels in my brain. They are unsure. They ordered a angiogram. What if they don't see a cluster?
She's 75 years old, admitted due to chest pain. Done angiogram and found that her left main blood vessels shrink by 80%.Doctors advised for bypass.
Yes: That seems a standard recommendation. This is a major vessel and needs to be fixed. ...Read more
Upcoming angiogram for brain. To check for avm or narrowing of vessels. Or fistula. What symptoms would I have for either condition?
Symptoms: The symptoms could be quite varied for an aneursym or avm, but would include headache, changes in vision (spots, blurring, transient loss of vision, etc), in some cases, could even cause seizures, weakness of a limb, affected speech, impaired coordination. It all depends in what portion of the brain the lesion is located. ...Read more