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When is a coronary angiogram necessary?

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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 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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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meats, dairy, fats to as little as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Why does one have to fast before a coronary angiogram?

Nausea: Iodinated contrast can cause nause. Since you are done lying down, if you vomit you are at greater risk for having particles go into the airway. In addition, if you need any sedation to be comfortable during the examine, you must also be with an empty stomach for the same concerns. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary angiogram?

What is the definition or description of: coronary angiogram?

Contrast used: To evaluate heart arteries for structure & evaluation of cholesterol plaque in arteries. Can be invasive or noninvasive. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Check & optimize systolic BP to <120 mmHG sitting, relaxed
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Check & optimize body fat daily by weighing yourself nude, 1st thing AM
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Focus on high-fiber, low calorie foods to improve issues
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How reassuring is a normal coronary angiogram? How accurate are they?

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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Is it safe to do a coronary angiogram?

Is it safe to do a coronary angiogram?

Coronary angiogram: Usually the benefit of the information found with coronary angiogram far outweighs the risk to the patient. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

walking exercise if tolerated
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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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Cardiac (Definition)

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

Coronary Angiogram (Definition)

To evaluate heart arteries for structure & evaluation of cholesterol plaque in arteries. Can ...Read more

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