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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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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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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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I had an angiogram.A week ago now I am feeling numbness in my thigh. Is this normal?

I had an angiogram.A week ago now I am feeling numbness in my thigh. Is this normal?

likely transient: The catheter enters a femoral blood vessel in the inguinal region, where there are cutaneous nerves providing sensation. Since the insertion involves a small incision, the local nerves can be temporarily injured, but should recover fully within 4 weeks. Check with your doctor if this does not reverse. ...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