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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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When do you need an angiogram?

When do you need an angiogram?

Angiogram: you need an angiogram when it is important to visualize the blood vessels to a part of the body to aid in diagnosis and treatment decisions. We have radio graphic, nuclear and magnetic resonance forms of angiography each with its indications ...Read more

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What do you say/do if you get an erection during a physical?

What do you say/do if you get an erection during a physical?

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

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I need to know what's an echo heart scan and can you tell me the procedure?

I need to know what's an echo heart scan and can you tell me the procedure?

Echo: A technician puts gel on your skin and moves the transducer over the skin thru the gel to obtain ultrasound images of the heart. The patient lies quietly on the table. The test is not uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What happens if I can prove being awake during anesthesia is safe do you think my doctor would still do the operation ?

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

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What can I expect during an electrocardiogram?

What can I expect during an electrocardiogram?

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

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What do doctors inject you with when doing an MRI and mra?

What do doctors inject you with when doing an MRI and mra?

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

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What do you suggest if i had an erection during prostate exam?

What do you suggest if i had an erection during prostate exam?

Means nothing: It's actually fairly common and says nothing at all about what kind of a man you are. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What happens if you get an X-ray during pregnancy?

What happens if you get an X-ray during pregnancy?

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

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What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

Pain, bleeding,airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

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

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What does it feel like when you have an air embolism ?

What does it  feel like when you have an air embolism ?

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

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What to do if I feel very depressed after cardiologist?

What to do if I feel very depressed after cardiologist?

Not sure why you: feel depressed. If you are concerned about health problems - educate yourself about your condition. Find out what you can do to improve your health. Be an active participant in your wellness & your treatment. Share with loved ones. Be well. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's "angina" ?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's "angina" ?

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

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Could you tell me when would you get a cardiac mri?

Huge: Number of indications including assessing myocardial viability before possible revascularization surgery, congenital/acquired cardiomyopathy, valve disease, heart failure, patients in who cardiac ultrasound is limited, etc. ...Read more

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What should you do during a heart attack?

What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...Read more

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