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What are reasons you would you need a angiogram?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology

In brief: Various reasons

An angiogram is a test used to evaluate and/or treat arteries all over the body, not just in the heart.
A few possible indications include to find aneurysms (especially in the head), to identify narrowing or occlusion, to assess for vascular inflammation (i.e., vasculitis), to stop bleeding in the setting of trauma or GI bleed or to treat blood clots in the arteries.

In brief: Various reasons

An angiogram is a test used to evaluate and/or treat arteries all over the body, not just in the heart.
A few possible indications include to find aneurysms (especially in the head), to identify narrowing or occlusion, to assess for vascular inflammation (i.e., vasculitis), to stop bleeding in the setting of trauma or GI bleed or to treat blood clots in the arteries.
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: Many

An angiogram is done to look at the flow of the coronary arteries and to rule out blockages.
Recurrent chest pain is one reason, heart attack is another, abnormal stress testing, weakening of the muscle of the heart are among many.

In brief: Many

An angiogram is done to look at the flow of the coronary arteries and to rule out blockages.
Recurrent chest pain is one reason, heart attack is another, abnormal stress testing, weakening of the muscle of the heart are among many.
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