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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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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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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

Perfusion (Definition)

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