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What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

Depends: If a stent is placed, they'd like you to take it easy for a week or two. If not and all is well, you are good to go next day unless you are a wwf fighter, high cable walker, or a belly dancer, because your groin will be sore for a couple days. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?

My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?

Usually...: Aspirin, statins and surgery depending on the severity. Your doctors will likely recommend a left heart catheterization to look at the arteries in more detail. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long is the waiting period to drive or travel after the angiogram?

How long is the waiting period to drive or travel after the angiogram?

Depends: If you are going to have an angiogram performed through a groin vessel the time will depend on the size of the catheter used and whether or not your doctor used a closure device (material used to seal the puncture wound in the blood vessel). You must consult the doctor who will be doing the procedure to answer your question properly. ...Read more

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Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Maybe: The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of myocardial bridging is unclear at this time. It would not be my choice of test if i suspected this diagnosis in one of my patients. This diagnosis is typically established during cardiac catheterization, supplemented by intravascular ultrasound. Ct angiography may be useful as well. ...Read more

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How long should I rest before going for work after a normal cardiac angiogram?

How long should I rest before going for work after a normal cardiac angiogram?

One day: You can go to work the next day, providing that you don't have to do physical work (lifting, etc.) which you can do after 5 days. If you had an angiogram via the radial artery (wrist) you can go back to physical exercise in 3 days. ...Read more

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Is cardiac MRI stress testing safer than cardiac angiogram? I'm really worried about my MRI stress test tomorrow.

Is cardiac MRI stress testing safer than cardiac angiogram? I'm really worried about my MRI stress test tomorrow.

Yes, since: MRI is relatively noninvasive, and angiogram requires catheterization. The tests do not provide the same information, however. MRI looks for ischemic or infarcted myocardium, which cannot be readily diagnosed on angiography. Each test has its own limitations and indications. ...Read more

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Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Depends: Depends on other risk factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol profile, lifestyle, weight, chronic disease risks and smoking. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

Not valuable: Cardiac MRA is valuable for cardiac chambers, volumes, and shunts but for visualizing the coronary arteries, the test you want is a cardiac CT angiogram which has better temporal resolution. Understand: unless you have diabetes or use cocaine, the incidence of coronary disease in a 22 yo female is ...Read more

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My husband was rushed by ambulance with Chestpain , weak , pain in arms HR of 37 for angiogram .. It was clear . Still cardiac issue ? Famil history

My husband was rushed by ambulance with Chestpain , weak , pain in arms HR of 37  for angiogram .. It was clear . Still cardiac issue ? Famil history

Maybe: It is certainly possible he still has a cardiac problem. If you are concerned about this, I would start by discussing it with your primary care doctor and also a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?

How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?

Thousands: Coronary cta mostly performed in cardiology offices. Many performed in hospitals also. Hundreds of thousands of these scans done each year. I read many of these tests a year. Very good technology. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more