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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
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. Angio (blood)graph (picture)y 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 more
What are the differences of getting CT angiography vs. Mra for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm?
Radiation: Cta uses radiation, while mra uses magnetic fields. Both will give good images of vascular anatomy. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes. They are usually done at the same time. ...Read more
Some risk: Minimal risk when performed by a high volume operator ...Read more
It depends upon: What the indication is, and what symptoms or problems you're having. Depend upon your doctor's recommendation. ...Read more
Why not?: This procedure is usually done under light sedation. They may let you listen to music. It wouldn't hurt to ask. ...Read more
Digital subtraction angiography. How long does the test take and what happens in it? Can u run me through step by step? :) is it noisey?
Long answer: This would be a long answer. But basically dsa is performed in a suite with x-ray. A catheter is placed unto the artery usually from the groin. You will be sedated some. X-ray contrast is injected into artery in the area of the to be evaluated. The x-ray will take a movie of the contract in the artery as it moves. At the end the catheter will be removed and pressure held till the bleeding stops. ...Read more
Eye arteries: It is a test to observe the anatomy of the eye arteries. ...Read more
Coronary angiography: When it is necessary to know the state of the coronary anatomy to make the appropriate therapeutic decision for a patient, the patient needs a coronary angiogram. If that information is not needed or is superfluous then the patient doesn't need the test. ...Read more
Not on Health Tap: I am sorry but that is a local question that the experts here on this international site cannot possibly answer. This is a question for the physician doing the test there in india. ...Read more
Variable: Clinical circumstances may dictate the choice of drugs to optimize the chance of a successful intervention, but the period after the procedure is critical to control risk of clotting and recurrent disease. Aspirin, clopidogrel or prasugrel, beta-blocker, and statin are the drug classes most often used. ...Read more