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Why does one have to fast before a coronary angiogram?

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In brief: Nausea

Iodinated contrast can cause nause.
Since you are done lying down, if you vomit you are at greater risk for having particles go into the airway. In addition, if you need any sedation to be comfortable during the examine, you must also be with an empty stomach for the same concerns.

In brief: Nausea

Iodinated contrast can cause nause.
Since you are done lying down, if you vomit you are at greater risk for having particles go into the airway. In addition, if you need any sedation to be comfortable during the examine, you must also be with an empty stomach for the same concerns.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: To avoid nausea

The dye used can cause nausea, so they want your stomach empty.

In brief: To avoid nausea

The dye used can cause nausea, so they want your stomach empty.
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Dr. Mark Stern
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