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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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..

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 an angiogram done. result is one artery between 30 &40% blocked, I'm 46. my question is for the average 46 yr old, how much % should be blocked?

I had an angiogram done. result is one artery between 30 &40% blocked, I'm 46. my question is for the average 46 yr old, how much % should be blocked?

Coronary: Coronary artery obstruction is not 'normal '. Its' presence means you should be on a program to prevent progression of the problem. Speak to your doctor and begin an appropriate diet,exercise,non smoking and likely pharmacotherapy program. ...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

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I had an angiogram done and it shows 4 blockages in every vessel except my lad...Which has two...He says something about transplant...What should I do?

I had an angiogram done and it shows 4 blockages in every vessel except my lad...Which has two...He says something about transplant...What should I do?

Coronary disease: This is severe coronary disease for a young man like you. Consider evaluation at the cleveland clinic or mayo clinic. Before getting to transplant, i assume they've discussed options for stenting and bypass. Given the complexity, i suggest those facilities to get the best care. Also, you should have genetic testing and advanced lipid analysis. Good luck! ...Read more

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How often should I perform a head MRI as a cancer prevency? I had it done 2 years ago (with angiogram) because of my migraines and everything was ok.

How often should I perform a head MRI as a cancer prevency?
I had it done 2 years ago (with angiogram) because of my migraines and everything was ok.

Ecclesiastes 3:11-15 Genesis 3:22-24 Psalm 90:1-12 John 4:3-26 You shouldn't: MRI is used in migraines to rule out serious conditions as the cause of new headaches. Once that has been established unless there is a major change in the type of headache or a headache that will not stop it is not indicated to do repeat MRI's. They are not used to screen for cancer. Screening is used for non symptomatic people at higher risk, which is not your situation now. Good health. ...Read more

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This is my second admission for unstable angina with ECG shown inversion of "t" waves from v1-v4. Stress test done-normal. Should i go for angiogram?

This is my second admission for unstable angina with ECG shown inversion of "t" waves from v1-v4. Stress test done-normal. Should i go for angiogram?

Yes probably: If you have been admitted with unstable angina two times with inverted t waves in those leads (especially if deep and symmetrical) and an alternative cause has not been established, a definitive study such as an angiogram or perhaps a cardiac ct angiogram would be most frequently recommended. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with anxiety. But still feel heart palp/shortness when i exert myself. Have had all tests done except a angiogram. Look into it?

Doctor diagnosed me with anxiety. But still feel heart palp/shortness when i exert myself. Have had all tests done except a angiogram. Look into it?

No wrong to check: It's not wrong to check into all the likely medical conditions that might cause your discomfort, so keep trying. But also think about the probabilities too. At your age, some things are quite unlikely and anxiety is not one of them. Work with your therapist in addition to the medication or get a talk therapist too. Even if you have a vascular condition, it will help you to get anxiety controlled. ...Read more

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How accurate is a CTA coronary angiogram? Done at the mayo clinic... Accurate as in seeing hard and soft plaque....????

How accurate is a CTA coronary angiogram? Done at the mayo clinic... Accurate as in seeing hard and soft plaque....????

Extremely accurate : Mayo is among the finest hospitals in the world, and a properly done Coronary CTA can see all manner of arterial narrowing, whether soft or hard plaque. Because of the contrast given, the artery diameter can be measured along each vessel. Discuss the results with your doctor. You may have other reasons for your symptoms other than CAD, especially if you are only 27. ...Read more

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I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram done about 1 1/2 week ago. On prenolol, aspirin & lipitor (atorvastatin). I have pain & tightness on right leg. Is this normal?

No: The fact that you are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) implies that you have high lipids. That fact also implies that you may have vascular disease. You also might have muscle strain but vascular problem first needs to be ruled out. Have your family physician refer you to a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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What is the negatice predictive value of a coronary 64 slice ct angiogram Done at a reputable center... If the calcium score was 0 and CCTA negative??

What is the negatice predictive value of a coronary 64 slice ct angiogram Done at a reputable center... If the calcium score was 0 and CCTA negative??

99%: If the CTA was normal and the calcium score was 0 the negative predictive value for having coronary disease currently, or a coronary event in the next 15 years is around 99%. Congratulations!! ...Read more