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Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort while this is accessed. Rarely, while numbing or accessing the artery, the nerve can injured. This is usually transient and very rarely causes permanent discomfort. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

No: No. Ct angiograms do not cause strokes. Ct angiograms of the head are used to diagnose stokes and ct angiograms of the head/neck and chest can help diagnose the cause of strokes. There is risk of radiation exposure and contrast toxicity (can impair kidney function). ...Read more

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Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Can prinzmetal angina caused by an angiogram?

Coronary vasospasm: Coronary vasospasm occasionally occurs during a cardiac catheterization but it's difficult to know what factors caused the spasm to occur. Prinzmetal angina is accompanied by certain ekg changes at the time of the vasospasm and this may be rare during coronary angiography. An interventional cardiologist is best suited to answer your question. ...Read more

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Had an angiogram, came up clear. In recovery the o2 sat machine kept going off due to hitting 89. Could the sedative used in procedure cause this?

Had an angiogram, came up clear. In recovery the o2 sat machine kept going off due to hitting 89. Could the sedative used in procedure cause this?

Yes: Sedation can cause hypoventilation, or slow breathing. It can also be related to smoking or other lung issues. Relax. They would not have sent you home if there was an issue. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for the medical team that is caring for my 2 year old sons hypertension to make the decision to wait until he doubles in size to perform an angiogram ?

Angiogram: I presume they want to do a renal angiogram. In any event, this requires some IV contrast to be given. The angiogram is a bit of a complex procedure done under a special xray device that requires the patient to be still. A 2 yo would require significant sedation/light general anesthesia usually monitored by an anesthesiologist. All of the above has risks the younger the patient. Wait if possible. ...Read more

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At end of an angiogram i experienced severe pain in the upper chest. My cardiologist can't explain the cause. Mild pain persists a couple years later.?

At end of an angiogram i experienced severe pain in the upper chest. My cardiologist can't explain the cause. Mild pain persists a couple years later.?

Hmmm: Not sure. Did they do any imaging to work this up? Maybe you have a rib problem or pleural problem or a lung problem. Ask a respiratory doc specialist who will first take an xray. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, Can frequent atrial ectopics ( 12063 beats, holter moniter ) cause problems ? Angiogram 3 years ago all clear. Thankyou.

Yes, it's a problem: Assuming you have a normal heart rate, your APCs are >10% of your total heart beats. That can cause your heart muscle to weaken and increases your risk of atrial fibrillation. You need a full evaluation for any treatable cause and your heart rate should be assessed to be sure it's well controlled to avoid injury. Is your sleep apnea treated? CPAP may help your arrhythmia if you haven't tried it. ...Read more

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Hello i got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Hello i got my peripheral nerve damage doing an angiogram last month, but for a weem now I have being feeling a cold wet feeling going down leg?

Time: There is no treatment for nerve damage except to wait for healing which can take a long time (depending on severity, up to a year). The issue is whether there is anything else going on - generally the symptoms would be pain and swelling. If you have those and they're worse, you should be re-evaluated for an av fistula or pseudoaneurysm. ...Read more

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What would cause a high coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram there isn't a blockage?

What would cause a high coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram there isn't a blockage?

Not unusual: The calcium score is a measure of calcium in the wall of the artery. An angiogram measures the degree of blockage in the lumen of the artery. A high calcium score is a measure of the risk of devolping obstructive coronary disease; it does not make the diagnsosis of obstructive coronary disease. ...Read more

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What could cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram, they find no blockage?

Great question: An angiogram is showing plaque buildup that is impacting blood flow within the lumen of the vessel but before you have that happen you can get atherosclerotic buildup within the wall of the vessel that grows outward. This can be seen by CT but can appear very minimal on an angiogram. However if you have a CT with high calcium score I recommend medical therapy for coronary disease (statin, aspirin) ...Read more

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What would cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after an angiogram, they find no blockage?

What would cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after an angiogram, they find no blockage?

Calcicardiogram: The study you refer to scores calcium in vessel walls. This does not always correlate with coronary obstruction. It does imply the disease process is present. ...Read more

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I had ekg, nuc stress test, and angiogram. Was told I have left bundle branch block could this be cause of arrythmia and cause no other problems?

I had ekg, nuc stress test, and angiogram. Was told I have left bundle branch block could this be cause of arrythmia and cause no other problems?

Possibly: You did not say if you were having symptoms (dizziness, palpitations, fainting, chest discomfort). Left bundle branch block is not an arrhythmia, but an abnormality in the heart's "wiring." it needs to be observed, but with normal tests as you described, and at your age, absent a family history of heart disease or sudden death it's unlikely to be dangerous at this time. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of anyone getting a colon infection after an angiogram? It was a heart angiogram through the groin. What could have caused this?

Have you ever heard of anyone getting a colon infection after an angiogram? It was a heart angiogram through the groin. What could have caused this?

No connection: There should be no reationship between a coronary angiography using the groin or wrist approach and the colon. The dye may affect kidney function,however and one may have an allergic reaction to it. I would say that the colon infection would be coincidental. ...Read more

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I was stabbed 5mnths ago had angiogram to stop bleeding. Still have big hematoma 5wks after and chronic nerve pain and muscle pain. What can i do?

I was stabbed 5mnths ago had angiogram to stop bleeding. Still have big hematoma 5wks after and chronic nerve pain and muscle pain. What can i do?

Nerve pain: If a nerve is injured from the knife or compressed by the hematoma, then the pain can persist as the nerve regenerates. Sometimes scar tissue (neuroma) forms around the nerve and causes persistent pain. A nerve conduction study can determine the extent of the injury and if the nerve is healing or whether it is severed. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the extent of the injury. ...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