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How Long Do I Have To Remain Still After A Brain Angiogram
Brain angio: Seconds.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends on route: If the cerebral angiogram was performed through a catheter insert through a blood vessel in the groin, it is best to avoid exercising for a few days until the blood vessel in the groin is well sealed and won't start-up bleeding when you start running. On the other hand, exercises that don't involve running, such as weight lifting are ok the next day. ...Read more
After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will I feel and how soon will I be back to feeling normal?
Probably very soon.: If you are feeling normal now, and if there is no complication from your procedures, you should continue to feel normal after the procedures. ...Read more
Do you mean closure?: By disclosure, the questioner may be referring to a femoral artery closure device of the type used to close the small hole in the artery used for access for an angiogram. If so, this is something to discuss with the radiologist prior to the procedure being performed. ...Read more
I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.
Possible allergy: While generally safe, this procedure can be complicated by allergy to the contrast embolus causing a stroke dissection of the artery causing a stroke perforation of a vessel causing bleeding at the site of the insertion of the catheter or more distally damage to the vessel at site of insertion of the catheter requiring surgical repair. ...Read more
Many things: To look at the blood vessels in the brain. You will have some discomfort at the site where there needle and tube are placed into the artery in the groin you may feel warmth in your face, get a metallic taste in your mouth, see flashing lights and/or feel dizzy for brief periods, 8-10 seconds, when the x-ray dye is injected. ...Read more
Not necesary: You can continue the Lyrics As It Will Not Impact The Test or the results. It should not be a problem to continue. Do remind the MD of all medicines you are on. ...Read more
An MRA of the brain is very robust. With MR you can have a 3-dimensional picture of the vascular anatomy. MR does not have any radiation, the contrast less commonly has adverse reaction and is noninvasive.
The only compelling reason not to do MR is if you have other contraindications or need actual intervention (ex. embolization) ...Read more
Depends: There are several ways angiography can be done however all carry risk associated with contrast use, e.g. Allergic reaction or kidney injury (depending on type of contrast). Ct exposes to radiation, as does conventional angio, whereas mr does not. Conventional angio also carries risks which include but not limited to vascular complications, bleeding, and stroke. ...Read more
Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether it is something of significance. An angiogram may find that what appeared to be a lesion on MRI was not as serious as first thought. ...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
Will having a brain angiogram make my 8m aneurysm more likely to burst or will it have no effect? Thanks
Some risk is there: Any procedure, there is some risk most of the time minor rarely lethal. Benefits out weight the risk of the procedure, interventional cerebral angiography procedures possible even to close & cure aneurysm with a coil. Speak to your doctors, know all the facts and decide, leaving alone is more dangerous than procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
I have 3 brain aneurysms they were all found at the same time 1 was coiled we do an angiogram in oct. What are the chances the other 2 will have grown?
Regarding the brain angiogram & dye, if possible they are going to anesthetise & coil me immediately will this be ok without drinking to flush out dye?
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
I am a hypochondriac but have it under control. However, I was a little worried about the radiation exposure from multiple brain CT and chest angiogram. What should I do?
Hypochondria: Get the facts from your doctor, make a note of what he or she tells you, review the note when your thoughts get carried away. Every day try as much as possible to be fact oriented and try to discover the origin of your anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org web site. Best. ...Read more
Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.
Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more
Had angiogram to check which side of brain my speech was on. Went in groin and I now have a large bruise in my inner thigh. Is this normal?
Hematomas are the most common vascular
access site complication, occurring in 5%-25% of patients who undergo groin puncture. The risk of pseudoaneurysms is lower. If the bruise grows or is accompanied by firmness/bulging of the skin in the area, numbness, or pain, you should have it checked out sooner. Http://www. Aacn. Org/wd/Cetests/media/C1253.pdf ...Read more
During a brain angiogram, does the catheter remain in my artery while taking xray pics? Or do they take it out after injection of dye?
They take it out: After they are all done.Get a more detailed 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?
What is fibromuscular dysplasia and how serious this condition is? It was diagnosed by brain and neck angiogram and involves carotid and vertebral arteries
Can be serious: Fibromuscular dysplagia in carotid and vertebral arteries is thickening of the blood vessels going to the brain. It usually indicates narrowing in these arteries which can eventually reduce the blood supply to the brain. It is best to consult a vascular surgeon to determine how extensive it is and what is the best treatment. ...Read more
43 yr male having heart attack symptoms since 1 yr. All tests show normal result! (Angiogram, echocardiac, Chest scan, bloodtests, brain MRI).wat can it be
Is it normal to have cramping in my lower abdomen after an angiogram of the brain using the left femoral atery in groin as starting point?
Doctor suspects avm or narrowing of vessels in brain from mri. Have upcoming angiogram. Can they be wrong. I'm told this is strictly for exploration.?
Possibly: Mris are good screening tests for the avm. The final test is the angiogram. That is because this is a dynamic test, meaning that one can see the flow of the blood in the vessels. This will help with defining the anatomy of the vessels in the abnormality. As to whether an MRI may be wrong in diagnosing an avm, that is possible if the findings on the MRI are not clear. ...Read more
I had angiogram for brain done through my groin two weeks ago. Leg and stomach have huge black bruising and stomach is very firm and painful. Normal??
No: Consistent with excessive bleeding from the site of angiocatheter entry. Call the physician's office responsible for the procedure for recommendations or head to the ER to make sure there is no nerve compression by the blood pocket. Addressing any anticoagulation medication may be necessary. Another potential negative outcome is the formation of connection between the artery and nearby vein. ...Read more
Since coiling of brain aneurysm year ago, I have had 3 MRA (without contrast)which showed occlusion. Should I be having a CT angiogram in the future?
Brain aneurysm: If the aneurysm is completely occluded one year after coiling then it is very unlikely that the coils will become compacted and the aneurysm will recur. CT angiography requires contrast dye which is contraindicated in people with iodine allergy or kidney disease. Sometimes CTA can give better resolution than MRA and visa versa. Discuss with your neurosurgeon the best imaging study for you. ...Read more
Had brain CT angiogram yesterday, strange headaches ever since. If my 8m carotid aneurysm was leaking would they have known?
Most likely: A "leaking" or ruptured cerebral aneurysm causes the "worst headache of your life". It is usually unmistakable. With that said, an 8 mm aneurysm should prompt a discussion of treatment options and risk. You should ask your primary doctor to refer you to a neurosurgeon and to a neuro-interventionalist for such discussion. ...Read more
Can a ct angiagraphy (ct with contrast dye) show a pica aneurysm or an aneurysm near the brain stem or cerebellum? I heard you need the angiogram with the catheter, but some doctors said that's not true and this is also good test.
Technical: Only radiologists would tell, so follow their directions, best wishes ...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
Had a cerebral angiogram yesterday for my wada tes today I feel slight chest pain is this ok or not?
What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.
Stenosis/aneurysm: A cerebral (brain) angiogram is a specific test examing the arteries of the brain. An angiogram is done when there is suspicion of a 'brain aneurysm' --have you had new onset of severe headaches? Another reason for cerebral angiogram is to look for 'stenosis' (narrowing) of the arteries which can cause tia's (mini-strokes) --have you had reversible weakness, numbness or speech difficulty. -not bp. ...Read more
I had a cerebral angiogram two days ago. Now I am experiencing pain, bruising, swelling, and a large hard mass at puncture site. Should I be concerned?
Hematoma: See your doctor about this, it sounds like you leaked blood at the puncture site. Usually it gradually goes away but should be checked to be sure nothing worse is going on. ...Read more
Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?
Ask your doc, maybe?: Infundibula are funnel-shaped symmetrical enlargements that occur at the origins of cerebral arteries & are apparent on 7-25% of otherwise normal angiograms. (The word is Latin for "funnel.") An aneurysm can form at the site of one. This is EXTREMELY rare. Your doctor's just being prudent. I'm curious: Why didn't you ask YOUR DOCTOR this question, instead of some stranger on HealthTap? ...Read more
I had a cerebral angiogram go wrong my artery in my right groin was dissected and my artery in the left groin collapsed how many per yr is safe?
Unfortunate: Your complications are very unfortunate and I sincerely sympathize but angiograms are generally safe. All medical procedures have a complication rate. The risk of death with an angio is 0.1%. The risk of a peripheral arterial complication such as yours is ...Read more
I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. I'm having mine under ga?
All risk factors must be considered.
kidney, diabetes and medications.
small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye.
Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils?
Ask why general anes?
Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read more
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