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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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When is bradycardia an issue after ecg, 24h ecg, echo, cardiac angiogram, cardiac mri. Hr sometimes 52 resting or resting in bed 48. Age 22 male.

When is bradycardia an issue after ecg, 24h ecg, echo, cardiac angiogram, cardiac mri. Hr sometimes 52 resting or resting in bed 48. Age 22 male.

It's an issue if u: Have symptoms along with it such as dizziness, feeling of passing out, weakness, headache, chest pain etc. People who do strenuous exercise including athletes have slower heart rate as their heart is more efficient than average individual. Though their heart pump slower, the amount of blood coming out of the heart from each heart beat is greater. Follow up with your cardiologist. Take care! ...Read more

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Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read more

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Normal ekgs. Normal echo. Normal stress test. Normal chest xray and blood work good. Is a CT coronary angiogram needed? Or all these tests sufficient?

Normal ekgs. Normal echo. Normal stress test. Normal chest xray and blood work good. Is a CT coronary angiogram needed? Or all these tests sufficient?

Probably sufficient: I assume that these tests were done for evaluation of chest pain. Unless you have extreme risk factors, the likelihood of chest pain being related to coronary artery disease in a 28 year old is very low. The key to determining the cause of your chest pain is a good history by an expert clinician, supported by a full examination. There are many non-cardiac causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Depends: Depends on other risk factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol profile, lifestyle, weight, chronic disease risks and smoking. ...Read more

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Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

CTA: I personally would be unlikely to recommend that radiation exposure in such a patient without a strong belief there was a risk/benefit preponderance to benefit. Without more information I wouldn't predict benefit given all the other studies. ...Read more

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Ekgs good (sinus tachycardia). Chest xray. Blood work. Cardiac enzymes. Ct angiogram ok. Echo and stress test on wednesday. Is it safe to say all is w?

Ekgs good (sinus tachycardia). Chest xray. Blood work. Cardiac enzymes. Ct angiogram ok. Echo and stress test on wednesday. Is it safe to say all is w?

With you heart?: Yes...Only thing not mentioned is arrhythmia. ..Rest easy you've been evaluated about thoroughly as anyone could be. ...Read more

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How reassuring is a normal coronary angiogram? How accurate are they?

Very: Angiograms are highly accurate. Nothing is 100% but the angiogram is the "gold standard". Life doesn't come with guarantees, but a normal angiogram is about as close as you're going to come to that in reference to heart disease. ...Read more

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Hi, my mom had a coronary angiogram done last monday, she cannot stand straight after doing that, is that normal?

Hi, my mom had a coronary angiogram done last monday, she cannot stand straight after doing that, is that normal?

Angiogram: Sometimes after an angiogram the access site-usually the groin can be sore. Please contact her cardiologist. ...Read more

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Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?

Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?

Stress tests: Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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24yr old. Echo, ecg, 24hr ecg, heart mri + mri angiogram to rule out coronary anomalies. All normal. Would you say structurally normal even with pvcs?

24yr old. Echo, ecg, 24hr ecg, heart mri + mri angiogram to rule out coronary anomalies. All normal. Would you say structurally normal even with pvcs?

Yes: I heart is considered structurally normal in the absence of structural disease. Arrhythmia does not constitute structural abnormality. A high PVC burden can result in decreased LV ejection fraction. At that point one would be considered to have a structurally abnormal heart. ...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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How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?

How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?

Thousands: Coronary cta mostly performed in cardiology offices. Many performed in hospitals also. Hundreds of thousands of these scans done each year. I read many of these tests a year. Very good technology. ...Read more

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What gives better heart info, an ekg, angiogram or a cardiac CT scan?

All important: All are important -- ekg provides electrical and rhythm information. Much can be learned from an ekg. Angiogram/cardiac ct provides anatomic information about coronary arteries and myocardium (muscle of the heart). ...Read more

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Is cardiac MRI stress testing safer than cardiac angiogram? I'm really worried about my MRI stress test tomorrow.

Is cardiac MRI stress testing safer than cardiac angiogram? I'm really worried about my MRI stress test tomorrow.

Yes, since: MRI is relatively noninvasive, and angiogram requires catheterization. The tests do not provide the same information, however. MRI looks for ischemic or infarcted myocardium, which cannot be readily diagnosed on angiography. Each test has its own limitations and indications. ...Read more

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Nuclear stress test and cardiac coronary CT angiogram, which do you recommend?

Nuclear stress test and cardiac coronary CT angiogram, which do you recommend?

Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent damage versus areas that are reversible possible related to area of coronary narrowing. Coronary ct angiogram looks at anatomy of coronary arteries looking for areas of narrowing and blockage. Answer depends on information physician needs and insurance. ...Read more

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Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Maybe: The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of myocardial bridging is unclear at this time. It would not be my choice of test if I suspected this diagnosis in one of my patients. This diagnosis is typically established during cardiac catheterization, supplemented by intravascular ultrasound. Ct angiography may be useful as well. ...Read more

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5months&still feeling chest pressure and sob when exerted or resting. Evry test came back fine. This my anxiety or possible cad? (havnt had a angiogram)

5months&still feeling chest pressure and sob when exerted or resting. Evry test came back fine. This my anxiety or possible cad? (havnt had a angiogram)

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and chest discomfort can happen from anxiety, however complete workup is needed prior to blaming it on anxiety. A ct of chest and echocardiogram are needed to rule out various problems. Diseases of heart valve, pericardium, lung, and chest wall can produce these symptoms. Clinical acumen of an experienced of a physician can also be very helpful in settling the issue. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

Not valuable: Cardiac MRA is valuable for cardiac chambers, volumes, and shunts but for visualizing the coronary arteries, the test you want is a cardiac CT angiogram which has better temporal resolution. Understand: unless you have diabetes or use cocaine, the incidence of coronary disease in a 22 yo female is ...Read more

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My husband was rushed by ambulance with Chestpain, weak, pain in arms HR of 37 for angiogram. It was clear. Still cardiac issue? Famil history

My husband was rushed by ambulance with Chestpain, weak, pain in arms HR of 37 for angiogram. It was clear. Still cardiac issue? Famil history

Maybe: It is certainly possible he still has a cardiac problem. If you are concerned about this, I would start by discussing it with your primary care doctor and also a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and have had problems with angina-like pain all mylife. More recently, I have started getting palpitations and breathlessness. I have had ekgs, holter, echos, bloods and cardiac CT angiogram done. Have I left any bases uncovered?

I'm 21 and have had problems with angina-like pain all mylife. More recently, I have started getting palpitations and breathlessness. I have had ekgs, holter, echos, bloods and cardiac CT angiogram done. Have I left any bases uncovered?

Look elsewhere: You seem hung up on cardiac causes but you haven't said anything about consultation with a gastroenterologist to look at your esophagus. Esophageal spasm can mimic angina and can even get better with nitroglycerin. You should also consider whether or not this is an anxiety or panic attack. ...Read more

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22 chest pain exersise since 18. Had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, echo, 24h ecg. Should I have CT angiogram? No family history.

22 chest pain exersise since 18. Had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, echo, 24h ecg. Should I have CT angiogram? No family history.

No: Your stress test has been normal. At your age it is unlikely that your pain is related to coronary heart disease therefore no need for ct angiography. ...Read more

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Why am I not allowed to eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to a coronary angiogram?

Why am I not allowed to eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to a coronary angiogram?

Angiogram: Prior to any procedure that requires sedation patients are asked to not eat so to avoid aspiration of food or liquid contents and in the rare chance if urgent surgery with ventialtion support the contents of your stomach will not again cause aspiration related problems. ...Read more

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Can you describe a coronary angiogram?

Can you describe a coronary angiogram?

Coronary Angiogram: A coronay angiogram or catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate the arteries in the heart looking for plaque, occlusions or blockages caused by cad, coronary artery disease. This test allows the cardiologist to look at the arteries by using contrast fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, to better evaluate the risk of a cardiac event. Http://swcva. Com/hospital_procedures. Htm. ...Read more

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When is a coronary angiogram necessary?

Heart attack: Coronary angiogram is needed in case of acute myocardial infarction, or to diagnose the severity of coronary disease after a positive stress test. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more