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Who should get routine carotid angiograms done?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virtually no-one.

For surveillance imaging of the carotid arteries, we use ultrasound rather than angiograms.
Ultrasound is non-invasive, does not expose you to radiation or xray contrast dye, and also gives flow information that is very useful in determining the degree of stenosis (narrowing) in a carotid artery.

In brief: Virtually no-one.

For surveillance imaging of the carotid arteries, we use ultrasound rather than angiograms.
Ultrasound is non-invasive, does not expose you to radiation or xray contrast dye, and also gives flow information that is very useful in determining the degree of stenosis (narrowing) in a carotid artery.
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely no one.

Carotid angiograms performed through placement of a catheter in the carotid artery carry an approximate 1% risk of stroke.
These have fallen out of favor for diagnostic or surveillance purposes. Carotid ultrasound is more cost effective, safer, and as reliable as angiogram. If an angiogram is required a ct angiogram, which is non invasive, is excellent. Discuss with your vascular surgeon.

In brief: Absolutely no one.

Carotid angiograms performed through placement of a catheter in the carotid artery carry an approximate 1% risk of stroke.
These have fallen out of favor for diagnostic or surveillance purposes. Carotid ultrasound is more cost effective, safer, and as reliable as angiogram. If an angiogram is required a ct angiogram, which is non invasive, is excellent. Discuss with your vascular surgeon.
Dr. Timothy Wu
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Not done that often

Cta has largely replaced diagnostic carotid angiography.
Small, less than 1%, chance of stroke with conventional angiography.

In brief: Not done that often

Cta has largely replaced diagnostic carotid angiography.
Small, less than 1%, chance of stroke with conventional angiography.
Dr. Michael Korona
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