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How long is the waiting period to drive or travel after the angiogram?

How long is the waiting period to drive or travel after the angiogram?

Depends: If you are going to have an angiogram performed through a groin vessel the time will depend on the size of the catheter used and whether or not your doctor used a closure device (material used to seal the puncture wound in the blood vessel). You must consult the doctor who will be doing the procedure to answer your question properly. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

Depends: If a stent is placed, they'd like you to take it easy for a week or two. If not and all is well, you are good to go next day unless you are a wwf fighter, high cable walker, or a belly dancer, because your groin will be sore for a couple days. ...Read more

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My wife has just had a stent inserted through an angiogram. how long does she have to wait before any sexual contact?

My wife has just had a stent inserted through an angiogram. how long does she have to wait before any sexual contact?

Soon: If she did not have a heart attack, and her groin has healed (would give 48 hours), then she can resume all activities. She should discuss it with her cardiologist in case there is some other history I'm not aware of. ...Read more

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How long does a digital subtraction angiogram take? Is it *click* then done.. Not the preparation just the image capturing..

Not long: It depends upon the location, but, each set of images will only take a few seconds. The more images needed, the longer it takes and the more dye required. Need specifics to tell you more. ...Read more

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How long should I expect the pain to last after an angiogram i had 5 days ago?

How long should I expect the pain to last after an angiogram i had 5 days ago?

Pain where: You should not have any pain, if this is a groin pain you probably need an ultrasound. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

How long after a cerebral angiogram before you can exercise?

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

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After an angiogram, groin entry point, how long before one can resume normal activities?

After an angiogram, groin entry point, how long before one can resume normal activities?

Variable: Getting up that day, walking next day, bed bath next day, showering probably 2 days. Wait til bruising gone then run, lift and get more active. ...Read more

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How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

30min-1hr: A straight forward diagnostic angiogram will take anywhere from 30min to 1hr. If a carotid stent is being placed it will take between 1hr and 3hrs depending on complexity. The longest waiting period is usually after the procedure where patients have to lie flat for ~4hrs to allow the artery in the groin that wa punctured to heal. ...Read more

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How long should I rest before going for work after a normal cardiac angiogram?

How long should I rest before going for work after a normal cardiac angiogram?

One day: You can go to work the next day, providing that you don't have to do physical work (lifting, etc.) which you can do after 5 days. If you had an angiogram via the radial artery (wrist) you can go back to physical exercise in 3 days. ...Read more

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How long do I have to remain still after a brain angiogram?

Hours: You have to remain still to avoid bleeding at the site of the puncture for the catheter. If it is in the groin, the doctors may have used an artery closure device, and you can move after 3 hours. If they did not use a closure device, six hours is better. ...Read more