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What Is The Difference Between Aortography And Angiography
Aortography and coronary angiography. Differences? Could be both made at the same time? Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok
Differences: This is putting a dye to image the specific vessels. Aortography or course is the aorta and coronary are the blood vessels that go to the walls of the heart and yes they can be done a the same time, as long as the amount of dye used can be ok for the kidneys so a good kidney function necessary or else renal failure can ensue. That's one risk and the other is perforation of vessel, rare. Read more
Verb versus noun: Angiography is the process of performing an x-ray picture (or an image) of a blood vessel by injecting the vessel with an opaque dye. Th dye often contains iodine. An angiogram is the picture of the blood vessel that was taken while performing angiography. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress or angiogram: Thallium test is another term for a nuclear stress test, which is a NONINVASIVE test to evaluate for any areas of heart muscle which look to be having reduced blood flow. Angiography (Coronary angiogram, left heart catheterization, LHC, "cath") is an INVASIVE method to directly evaluate coronary arteries for blockages/narrowing. If narrowing is found, then angioplasty/stent placement may be needed Read more
Tubes +/- Dye to see: Blood in blood vessels. Cath=tubes inserted into blood vessels; used to measure pressures &/or inject agents into blood, via the tube. Angiography (=blood picture) is injection of contrast agents into blood, during catheterization, so as to image, typically using X-Ray (a few seconds) or NMRI (few minutes) blood flow within blood vessels. Problem: does not show plaque-only narrowings due to clots. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the differences of getting CT angiography vs. Mra for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm?
List of allergies: Bring a list of allergies and a list of meds you take. Your kidney function is important and your doctor will have checked it with a blood sample. Do not eat for at least 4 hours before the test. If you have diabetes, depending on the time of your exam, you might be asked to hold some or all of your dm med. Aspirin is ok but other blood thinners are often held. Read more
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