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Dr. Liviu Klein
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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When is a coronary angiogram necessary?

Dr. Liviu Klein
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
666K people helped
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. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Charles Jost
Board Certified, Cardiology
31 years in practice
659K people helped
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Can you describe a coronary angiogram?

Dr. Charles Jost
Board Certified, Cardiology
31 years in practice
659K people helped

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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Board Certified, Radiology
29 years in practice
149K people helped
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Why does one have to fast before a coronary angiogram?

Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Board Certified, Radiology
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
63M people helped
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How reassuring is a normal coronary angiogram? How accurate are they?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
63M people helped
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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
22M people helped
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What is the definition or description of: coronary angiogram?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Board Certified, Cardiology
38 years in practice
1M people helped
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Please help! when is a coronary angiogram absolutely necessary?

Dr. Mathew Chengot
Board Certified, Cardiology
38 years in practice
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Please help! when is a coronary angiogram absolutely necessary?
Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
1M people helped
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Is it safe to do a coronary angiogram?

Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Why am I not allowed to eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to a coronary angiogram?

Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Board Certified, Cardiology
43 years in practice
632K people helped
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Why is my ett result positive while my coronary angiogram result is negative?

Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Board Certified, Cardiology
43 years in practice
632K people helped

False positive: If stress test was positive and the angiogram negative (normal) you do have a false positive stress test. If they ever do stress test again be sure they do it with other image modality (nuclear medicine or echocardiograp[hy). These test will make the stress test results more specific and sensitive. Hopefully, with a negative angiogram, you may never need another stress test ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
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Murmur. Will this condition justify an coronary angiogram?

Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
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Murmur. Will this condition justify an coronary angiogram?

Murmur: Need more information to answer the question. ...Read more

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