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What should I expect from having an angiogram done?

What should I expect from having an angiogram done?

Before & After: Before: no eating or drinking 4-8 hours before procedure. Stop Aspirin or blood thinners several days before the test. Be sure to pee! after: you will wait several hours in the recovery room. Bring music or reading. Have someone drive you home because the sedative/relaxing medicine may make you loopy for awhile. Wishing you well. ...Read more

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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 are angiograms done for brain?

How are angiograms done for brain?

Angiography: A small size catheter is inserted in your groin an advanced to the origin of your brain main arteries. Dye is then flushed into the catheter and x rays are then taken. Several pictures are taken that delineate your brain blood vessels. ...Read more

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Who should get routine carotid angiograms done?

Who should get routine carotid angiograms done?

Virtually no-one.: For surveillance imaging of the carotid arteries, we use ultrasound rather than angiograms. Ultrasound is non-invasive, does not expose you to radiation or xray contrast dye, and also gives flow information that is very useful in determining the degree of stenosis (narrowing) in a carotid artery. ...Read more

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How long does a digital subtraction angiogram take? Is it *click* then done.. Not the preparation just the image capturing..

Not long: It depends upon the location, but, each set of images will only take a few seconds. The more images needed, the longer it takes and the more dye required. Need specifics to tell you more. ...Read more

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My TMT postive in 2 successive years for my yearly checkup but first year I had done the angiogram and there is no blockage. Why my TMT positive alway?

See answer: Treadmill tests are less specific and can give false (+) readings and false(-) readings. That is one of the reasons it's not advisable to do routine Treadmill tests on otherwise asymptomatic healthy people. In that group an abnormal result is likely to be false. But if you test a person with symptoms or multiple risk factors for CAD an abnormal result is more likely to be a true positive. ...Read more

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What is angiogram of the heart done for?

What is angiogram of the heart done for?

Heart function test: This test shows any blockages of the arteries that supply blood to the heart, as well as the function of the valves and muscle of the heart. ...Read more

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I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?

I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?

Answering why: Most doctors rule out or ensure the absence of life threatening events. A typical problem with a tumor that is cancerous is "angiogenesis" which is developement of new blood vessels. It does not mean that a cancer is there. It means that bads things are ensured to not be there. ...Read more

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Can you please who may not have heart problems still get an angiogram done?

Angiogram: It is unlikely an angiogram would be indicated if there were no problems to investigate. ...Read more