Can an angiogram trigger a heart attack?

Unlikeley. The risk of angiograms are more likely renal insufficiency (worsening kidney function) or an allergic reaction. The only time somebody could possibly get a heart attack from an angiogram would be during a coronary angiogram (taking pictures of the arteries in the heart). If the blood flow to the heart muscles is interrupted by a catheter or wire, this could cause a heart attack. This is unlikely.

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Could you explain what is angiogram and how to prevent heart attack?

Angiogram. It is a form of defining of blood vessel anatomy by injecting contrast liquid. By healthy life style, regular exercise, low fat and low cholesterol diet and appropriate medical therapies could reduce heart attack risk. Read more...
Imaging study. An angiogram is an imaging study using contrast or dye to visualize a blood vessel, either artery or vein. This can be by direct injection, or indirect as in a ct angiogram or magnetic resonance angiogram (cta or mra). While this can show a blockage, it will not prevent a heart attack. Read more...

Scared of heart attack shall I go an ER or should I go for an angiogram test?

Acute symptoms? Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness,dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. Some heart attacks can be silent. Seek urgent medical evaluation if you think you may be having a heart attack. Read more...

Father, 67, had silent heart attack 1 month back. Angiogram revealed 100% lesion in left anterior & circumflex. Bypass was suggested but later rejected due to deceased artery. Treatment options needed?

More information. Will need more information to make a good decision - lv function, diabetes other illness and more importantly - viability of the affected areas and the arteries condition beyond the blockage. Read more...
See pcp. Or cardiologist. There are meds available-careful lipid studies, frequent follow ups!- exercise program all supervised by your physician. Read more...
Medical therapy. Aggressive medical therapy if not a candidate for surgery. Has stenting been discussed as an alternative to surgery? Read more...

Ct angiogram score of 0 in 2012, 2 negative stress echo and 3d echo. Dad heart attack at 50 and I have CHD papvr. Chest pain but negative test. Help?

Please clarify. Hi. What is CHD papvr? I get the CHD, but I don't know what papvr refers to or stands for. Thanks! Read more...
Risk Factors for CHD. Concern is genuine. Been anxious and stressful won't help. Good you have negative tests. The next important steps then is quit smoking if you do, exercise, at least 30-45 minutes of aerobic walking daily or 4x/week,: diet close to Mediterranean diet, no fatty foods, grilled, or broiled or baked should be the norm, less meat, more fish and chicken, adequate fluid intake. blood pressure control. Read more...
CTA score? We don't report a score with a coronary artery CTA. CAC (coronary artery calcium) score is done with CT but without IV contrast. The nonconrast study looks at calcified plaque and is useful for risk stratification but would not detect non calcified plaque as a CTA would. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is an extra cardiac left to right shunt and could eventually lead to pulm HTN. Read more...