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Is it a common to have the perfusion scan after the angiogram of the heart?

Is it a common to have the perfusion scan after the angiogram of the heart?

Yes: After an angiogram, the perfusion scan may be done prior to stenting to plan the revascularization procedure. In addition, the perfusion scan can be down a couple of years later to help assess response to therapy. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about angiogram of the heart or perfusion scan test?

Can you tell me about angiogram of the heart or perfusion scan test?

2 different exams: Angiogram involves injection intravenously of contrast and radiographic (x-ray imaging) of chambers of heart, coronary arteries, great vessels. Ct angiogram involves injection of contrast and cross sectional imaging of these cardiovascular structures. Myocardial perfusion scan involves injection of isotope that shows myocardium looking for perfusion defects, ischemia and infarct. ...Read more

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Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Blood Perfusion: The angiogram shows anatomic blockage of coronary arteries. The myocardial perfusion scan shows blood flow to the heart. Blood flow can get past large blockages (shown on angiography) if there are enough small, collateral vessels present. ...Read more

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I'm 21 year old male and i had various ٍecgs and a heart perfusion scan + a stress test all came back normal is it enough to say my heart is good?

I'm 21 year old male and i had various ٍecgs and a heart perfusion scan + a stress test all came back normal is it enough to say my heart is good?

Glad to hear: You are being followed by your doc. Stick close to him/her. I see that you also have an anxiety disorder which means it may be difficult for you to relax and enjoy the good news of your test results. Life does not give any of us 100 % guarantee. A mental health professional can help you deal w/your anxiety and feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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

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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Getting an angiogram CT scan tomorrow. Does the due they use hurt the kidneys or heart?

Getting an angiogram CT scan tomorrow. Does the due they use hurt the kidneys or heart?

Only if...: Your kidney function is already abnormal. The iodine dye used can cause "contrast induced nephropathy", but usually only if you have decreased kidney function already. Increasing fluid volume before and after exposure markedly reduces the chances of this, so don't go in dehydrated, but no water for 4 hours before the scan, anything else for 6 hours before. They should give you I.V. Fluids after. ...Read more

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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

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

Chest pain: Description of the pain including duration ,frquency,aggravating and relieving factors may be helpful. chest pain with normal coronaries could be due to GI conditions,or mental or coronary vasospasm ...Read more

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History of family heart disease. Some mild symptoms myself,age 47. Should I do CT scan or angiogram ? Different docs say different plans. Confused!

History of family heart disease. Some mild symptoms myself,age 47. Should I do CT scan or angiogram ? Different docs say different plans. Confused!

Heart disease: Both studies depending on specifics may be appropriate BUT you need a detailed history of your symptoms ,a physical exam and other testing including an ECG prior to imaging studies ...Read more

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Can a heart scan CT calcium score show the presence of soft plaque in the arteries. If not, can an CT angiogram sans catheter do the job?

Can a heart scan CT calcium score show the presence of soft plaque in the arteries. If not, can an CT angiogram sans catheter do the job?

Yes: Soft plaque does contain calcium, so it will elevate the calcium score. CTA can estimate (key word: estimate) the degree of blockage. Researchers have tried to make predictive instruments that incorporate calcium scores. Check this one out sponsored by the NIH: http://www.mesa-nhlbi.org/Calcium/ArterialAge.aspx ...Read more

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Been getting heart palpitations and an off balance for awhile now..Had 4 ekgs..Blood work..Chest xray..Ct scan-angiogram..All normal . Heart good?

Been getting heart palpitations and an off balance for awhile now..Had 4 ekgs..Blood work..Chest xray..Ct scan-angiogram..All normal . Heart good?

Maybe: If you were having palpitations at the time ECG was done and ECG was normal, then palpitation is not related to heart rhythm abnormalities. The normal studies mentioned do not necessarily rule out all cardiac disease. Depending on symptoms and frequency, echocardiogram and/or ECG monitoring may be considered. Consider seeing a cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had angiogram of the heart. Is it necessary and beneficial for somebody with some kinds of heart problem?

I had angiogram of the heart. Is it necessary and beneficial for somebody with some kinds of heart problem?

Angiogram: Angiography is performed when signficant disease of the patient's coronary arteries sufficient to indicate the need for procedural intervention is present or considered to be probable. ...Read more

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What is angiogram of the heart done for?

What is angiogram of the heart done for?

Heart function test: This test shows any blockages of the arteries that supply blood to the heart, as well as the function of the valves and muscle of the heart. ...Read more

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What is an angiogram of the heart use at 59?

What is an angiogram of the heart use at 59?

Special Heart X-Ray: In this test, a tube (or catheter) is inserted through a small hole into an artery and passed to the heart where pressures can be measured and special dye can be injected. Blockages of dye flow are visible on x-rays and indicte artery blockages. The valves and contraction of the heart muscle are observed. ...Read more

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I am so confused would a CT angiogram of the heart pick up papvr/chd? My doctor from ny says no? Is this true? I would think if a normal CT found it then a CT angio would be even better? Or no?

I am so confused would a CT angiogram of the heart pick up papvr/chd? My doctor from ny says no? Is this true? I would think if a normal CT found it then a CT angio would be even better? Or no?

See answer: Papvr can be diagnosed with ct scan, angiography, transesophageal echocardiography, or cardiac mri. Unfortunately, less invasive and expensive testing, such as transthoracic echocardiography and ct scanning are generally less sensitive. Cardiac angiography most reliable diagnostic method. ...Read more

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Magnetic resonance imaging angiogram of the heart LV to look at its function,cant have angiogram, what would MRA of LV show? as they refuse to do this

Magnetic resonance imaging angiogram of the heart LV to look at its function,cant have angiogram, what would MRA of LV show? as they refuse to do this

MRA: MRI/ and MRA of the heart can be gated to demonstrate cardiac wall motion. Will define areas of infarct or ischemia Can help determine ejection fraction Can visualize valves as well ...Read more

Perfusion (Definition)

Perfusion usually refers to blood flow into an ...Read more