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How safe and qhat should I look for and do after heart angiogram procedure. Is it painful. I am nervous to do it. Thanks for any feedback.
Angiogram: When done by experienced cardiologists its a safe procedure with some discomfort but little pain. ...Read more
Yes..but..: Any procedure has risk. It is a matter of trade-off between risk vs benefit. If the benefit is much more than the risk, then worrying will not be helpful. Be at peace to yourself that you will achieve your goals about knowing the disease and its severity and whether therapeutic action, medical or surgical, is needed. Take comfort in the thought that risk of angiogram is relatively inconsequential. ...Read more
Unlikely: All your vital signs are continually monitored during a routine angiogram. During this study, dye is injected into your blood vessels to look for any blockages or other problems in your heart's circulation. Rarely, people have allergic reactions to the dye. Rarely, there can be an abnormal heart rhythm during the test. In any case, the cardiologist has medications to treat any problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an echo twice. A CT heart angiogram. Stress test. And a chest CT with double contrast.Could all of this miss a artery that is, blocked or partially blocked?Chest pain is bad so I am not sure why?
Highly doubtful: You have had many high tech procedures aimed at evaluating your chest pain: ct angiogram, stress test, and double contrast ct. If looking for a coronary artery obstruction, these should be sufficient. The likelihood of finding a blockage in a person this age range is already exceptionally low, for heart vessel blockages don't occur in this age gp. Must be some other process causing the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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