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How Should I Sleep The Night After I Got A Angiogram
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...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
Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?
Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know? ...Read more
I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.
Borderline: Not everythng is black or white. You could have a blockage in an artery which is not severe so that maybe it has nothing to do with your symptoms. The result then would be inconlusive. The test is not totally normal but the problem may not be severe enough to cause symptoms or require treatment. ...Read more
Blood vessel study: An angiogram is a test done to visualize the inside of blood vessels, most commonly to look for blockage or narrowing that may affect blood flow to an organ or extremity. Usually an iodine based contrast in injected directly into the vessel through a catheter in a cath lab or interventional radiology suite. Some types of angiograms can be done non-invasively in a CT or MR scanner. ...Read more
I had an angiogram 3years ago which didn't work. Since then I haven't smoked and exercised regulary. Would they have softened any for another angiogram?
Perhaps: Depending on whether your plaques were already calcified, and to what extent. Once atheromatous plaques have calcified, they generally have irreversible changes. The only way to tell is to try again. Good luck. Congratulations on your new healthy habits. ...Read more
Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known. ...Read more
Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than the risk. That is the best question to ask on any test performed. ...Read more
Kidneys: The contrast agent is filtered from the body by the kidney. This can take a day or so. Drinking fluids after the exam helps increase the rate of removal and helps protect the kidneys. ...Read more
Always risks, but...: There are always risks of an angiogram. For an adult, the risks (mild and severe) are about 1-2%. I'm not sure how this translants to a child. Having said that, if your doctors are considering the procedure, then most likely the benefits outweigh the risks and it's a necessary procedure. ...Read more
Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read more
Yes: The exam itself would not result in any contraindications to air travel. ...Read more
What is hypertrophy:
When heart is stiff it doesn't relax to function at the full capacity. You might have long standing hypertension or other reasons to have stiff heart muscle. Your risk is high if BP is not well controlled and will need close monitoring with specialist in the field of hypertrophy cardiomyopathy specialist consult with your cardiologist who you are being cared by.
I am glad to be helpful. ...Read more
Almost the same:
An angiogram is generic meaning, a study of blood vessels, but is typically used almost synonymously with arteriogram.
A venogram is when you inject dye to study veins (veins carry blood back to your heart)
An arteriogram is when you inject arteries the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to various body parts. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having positive ischaemia. I have had an angiogram which was clear--what do I do now?
What to do if I'm a 23 yr old male. For mild chest comfort I consulted a dr and advised to angiogram. Reports say that I h?
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