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What Do You Feel During An Angiogram
Generally okay: The most common symptom is anxiety just from being awake during a medical procedure. You usually get some medicine to help keep you calm. You should not feel pain due to numbing medicine. You may feel pressure while the catheter is put in and starnge feelings as it goes to the blood vessel being evaluated. When the dye is injected some folks feel flushed or warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to worry: That is not that uncommon and does occasionally occur. I wouldn't say anything and try not to be embarrassed as this sometimes occurs. Most doctors would not be that uncomfortable so don't worry about it.We don't think much of it so relax. ...Read more
TEE: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/tee/Get a more detailed answer ›
What happens if I can prove being awake during anesthesia is safe do you think my doctor would still do the operation ?
Awake: Many operations can be done under a "block". That is where the surgical site is numb after an injection is used to numb the nerves to that site. Discuss all the options with an anesthesiologist and trust their opinion. ...Read more
Sticky leads : An ekg is performed by placing wires on your chest and limbs that are attached with a temporary adhesive. Once the leads are attached, it only takes a few seconds for the ekg machine to get the information and print it. ...Read more
Gadolinium: The contrast agents used during an MRI all contain gadolinium which is a rare earth element. The gadolinium is chelated so that it is less toxic and can be excreted through the kidneys. It functions to increase contrast between structures and can highlight abnormal structures and masses. ...Read more
Slight risk: Having an X-ray during pregnancy is generally considered safe. It's highly unlikely that an X-ray during pregnancy will harm a developing baby as most X-ray exams won't expose the baby to direct radiation. Also a leaded apron can be worn to shield your abdomen from the radiation. The exception is abdominal X-rays which directly target the abdomen. It is still wise to postpone non-emergent X-rays. ...Read more
What to do if I have an uncomfortable feeling in heart and i want to know if it is serious or not?
Discomfort: If you have chest discomfort, it would be prudent to see a physician to check it out. ...Read more
Other muscles: Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles. You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: Air embolism occurs very rarely. It occurs when air gets directly into one of your veins. Most commonly, this occurs when some type of IV catheter is in place and becomes disconnected. It can also occur after severe chest trauma in which the lung is actually lacerated. The symptoms of this condition include acute shortness of breath, and occasionally chest pain. ...Read more
EKG, Cardiac Markers: There is no foolproof way to tell the difference without er/hospital studies - generally if one has a history of angina and it isn't resolving with rest or nitrates or has a different character (more intense or with accomp. Pain elsewhere or nausea/sweating) -- it may be a heart attack and he/she should get to the er right away. New chest pain should always be eval'd right away. Time is tissue! ...Read more
Yes: They do. If you become uncomfortable, tell them. ...Read more
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