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What do you feel during an angiogram?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?

How do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?

Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall and can cause closure of the artery. If the dissection is small then nothing needs to be done except watching for evidence of artery closure. If the dissection is larger the a stent may need to be placed or in some instances arterial surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can your heart stop during a routine heart angiogram?

Unlikely: All your vital signs are continually monitored during a routine angiogram. During this study, dye is injected into your blood vessels to look for any blockages or other problems in your heart's circulation. Rarely, people have allergic reactions to the dye. Rarely, there can be an abnormal heart rhythm during the test. In any case, the cardiologist has medications to treat any problem. ...Read more

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What are normal reactions to iodine during CT angiogram?

Warm flush: Warm flush lasting a few seconds. Allergies may cause more severe reactions, but, can usually be treated with medication. ...Read more

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What is the typical sedative given during an angiogram? Will i be awake? Remember afterwards? Also should I take my low dose aspirin that day?

What is the typical sedative given during an angiogram?  Will i be awake? Remember afterwards?  Also should I take my low dose aspirin that day?

Fentanyl and versed: Are commonly used. Fentanyl or mophine is used for pain while versed is a sedative. You are sleepy but arousable to comply with instructions given by your doctor. ...Read more

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My dad had a CABG in 2008. In 2013, during yearly checkup, the angiogram indicated 70% blockage of the left circumplex artery. Should he redo CABG?

No: Circumflex is seldom a reason for single bypass or redo. Also seventy % is borderline for angioplasty or stent unless other methods show it is flow limiting (ultrasound or pressure wire) ...Read more