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Which patients should not have an angiogram?

Which patients should not have an angiogram?

Non-surgical: Patients who are unwilling to have surgery even if needed should not have an angiogram because there are risks with this invasive procedure that would outweigh the zero benefits in this setting of no plan to act on the obtained information. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 often, for patients with coronary blockages, are angiograms performed without stents?

How often, for patients with coronary blockages, are angiograms performed without stents?

Stents: In general angiography should be done because patients have unacceptable symptoms on good medical therapy. In these situations stenting is often the result of the test. If the test is done in a patient without symptoms then stenting may be inappropriate. ...Read more

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My son got chi, did angiogram, findings were patient will need to be continued on current regimen. The patient's ejection fraction by computer analys?

My son got chi, did angiogram, findings were patient will need to be continued on current regimen. The patient's ejection fraction by computer analys?

Mgt: The entire report may be uploaded for evaluation by a pediatric cardiologist online using the Healthtap virtual system. Your child was recommended from your description to continue his medications as prescribed. ...Read more

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If a patient had minimal irregularity of the right p1 pca segment without significant stenosis on cta angiogram. What would this indicate?

If a patient had minimal irregularity of the right p1 pca segment without significant stenosis on cta angiogram. What would this indicate?

Age over 40.: Sorry, but the majority of people over 40 and 90% by age 50 have some atherosclerosis of coronary arteries by scans. Probably more by catheterization.

worse news. It is not gradually worsening plaque that causes heart attacks but moderate ones breaking apart that causes heart attacks. Not predicatable and only marginally preventable. ...Read more

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What information does a 2d echo give. ...what does a doctor look at in the 2d echo test that convinces him to take the patient for an angiogram?

What information does a 2d echo give. ...what does a doctor look at in the 2d echo test that convinces him to take the patient for an angiogram?

Switch the doctor: End up with a needless angiogram. Must have a compelling indication for performing an invasive procedure. Speak to your own doctor will explain why it is not done. If you are not satisfied take a second opinion first not the angiogram. ...Read more

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Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read more

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I have an angiogram coming up, I am so scared as it is my first procedure. What can I do to calm my self. Ease my mind please!?

Worrying: Worrying about the unknown can cause anticipation anxiety. Strategies include: Exercise, yoga, Meditation, focus on here and now, develop an action plan, build social support, plan for procedure, educate yourself, focus on what you can do and can control. Free Apps: 1)MyCalmBeat, 2)StressCheck, 3)TacticalBreather, 4)LifeArmor, 5)Breathe2Relax, 6)BioZen, 7) BinauralBeats 8)InstantHeartRate ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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What is angiogram?

X-ray with dye: It is a diagnostic procedure that provides x-ray images of your heart and its blood vessels. This test is very important because it helps the cardiologist plan the approach to treating the blockage. ...Read more

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What's an angiogram for?

What's an angiogram for?

Imaging: To image a blood vessel. This will determine the path, shape, diameter, perfussion territoryand presence or absence of stenosis. ...Read more

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Why would someone need an angiogram?

Heart disease: Generally the cardiologist suspects significant plaque or stenosis. There would be indicators of cardiovascular disease such as reversible ischemia, positive t-wave alternans, unstable chest pain, non-pulmonary shortness of breath and the angiogram is a diagnostic procedure to allow the cardiologist to evaluate the progress of cardiovascular disease and assess the need for revascularization. ...Read more

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What are reasons you would you need a angiogram?

What are reasons you would you need a angiogram?

To find blockages: An angiogram images the arteries of the heart by injecting dye into them, to find blockages. It is done if someone has symptoms such as chest pain that may be due to poor blood flow. Technically, an angiogram is just the diagnostic study, i.e. The images. If a blockage exists, special catheters can be used at the same time to open it with balloons and stents. ...Read more

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How do doctors read an angiogram?

How do doctors read an angiogram?

Comparing to normal: Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube. If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an angiogram?

Angiogram: Less than 1% risk of clot, bruising, arrhythmia, bleeding. Discuss with your physician to determine if the benefit of the procedure is greater than the risk. That is the best question to ask on any test performed. ...Read more

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When do doctors order an angiogram?

Diagnose blockage: Angiograms are done to diagnose clogged up arteries when there is decreased blood flow to any organ ...Read more

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Are there side effects of an angiogram?

Yes: Side effects from the angiogram can be related to the procedure (bleeding or injury to the blood vessels from the catheters used to inject the contrast; embolization of intraluminal plaque or air from the catheter) or a reaction to the contrast (allergic reaction, kidney failure). ...Read more

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What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

Picture/Intervention: An angiogram is an image of the lumen of a blood vessel, typically done with due from within a vessel. If the angiogram shows a narrowing or stenosis, an angioplasty may be performed, which is inflating a balloon within the vessel to dilate it. ...Read more

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