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Avatar n tn I am scheduled for Angiogram in few days time. I have very positive hunch that I am perfectly ok. Should I go for this Invasive procedure with possible risks of it. I am very positive that if I get few more months before this test my heart would be able to recover to almost a healthy heart. My Doctor says he does not want to wait as this is a serious condition. Please advise what is the correct step at this time. Thanks.
Avatar f tn By any chance do you know if there is a significant difference in the number of images for an angiogram without stents vs the one that would have two stents? The hospital said that there are 6 discs for an angioplasty (2 stents) but only 1 disc for just the angiogram when they didn't place any stents. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Went to family physician who was concerned and suggested nuclear stress test or CAT angiogram and gave me a choice. He ruled out blood work to look for enzymes. He told me the CAT would require prior insurance approval and recommended nuclear stress test. Like the EKG's I am sure that nothing will show up on the stress test. Should I save the insurance co pays etc and go straight to CAT angiogram? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn I believe that the amount of radiation exposure is much higher with ct over a standard angiogram. Everyone talks about risks, but if you want clear results, an angiogram is the best option. If your CT shows a blockage, you will have to go for an angiogram anyway. The risks are very small indeed with an angiogram.
Avatar m tn They have done many EKGs, stress testings but found nothing. My doctors are reluctant to do a Angiogram due to the risk. They feel that it is not likely for me to have a heart issue since if I did I probably wouldn't survived for so long. But for me, all my symptoms points towards a heart problem. I can't do anything physical for too long without feeling fatigued and I have constant chest discomfort.
Avatar m tn A CT Angiogram is a none invasive procedure, it takes 3d pictures of the heart using a ct scane 64 slice method. The scane can pic up blocked blood flow and narrow blood vessels.. But I would like to know witch one of the two is more reliable test.. Considering I had a negative nuclear stress test.. Will the ct angiogram be a more persised test at pinpointing and finding a possible problem.. Or is the nuclear stresst test just *** good..
Avatar f tn My cardiologist now says that sometimes there are 'false normal' results so he wants to do an angiogram just to make sure there is no blockage even though MIBI pictures and Echo are both normal. I'm really scared to have this procedure done.
1530144 tn?1291943914 Does this procedure produce radiation, and therefore patients need to wear protective gear such as the kind you wear when you kind an x-ray at the dentist? Does anyone know?
12182312 tn?1427687556 I was wondering, does an echo show blocked arteries. I am also having a nuclear stress test, holster, and possibly Cath with angiogram..Thank you.
Avatar f tn jlaracuente is right. An angiogram shows all the arteries and if one or two are blocked the drs insert a stent to keep it open. Sometimes if the blockage isn't too bad, they just use a balloon to push the plaque against the artery walls and don't use a stent. The angiogram itself is a series of "pictures". The patient lies down flat, you don't have to be sedated but can request sedation if you're really nervous.
Avatar m tn An angiogram is an invasive procedure using contrast that is injected into your coronary arteries in order to take pictures of them (looking for blockages)-- a 64 slice CT provides similiar information without the invasiveness. It uses radiation to take pictures of your arteries after contrast is injected. Hope that helps!
Avatar n tn if you are extremely concerned about blockages you could consider a coronary CTA (CT scan takes pictures of the arteries) or an invasive procedure called an angiogram.
Avatar n tn was able to get the spasms on video and pictures during an angiogram. The problem I have is that not just a portion of the artery spasms the whole artery on both sides of my heart spasms, the Doctors have said this is very rare and are trying to treat with medication. The meds make me very ill, and unable to cope with simple day to day activities. Does any one know if there is a surgical procedure or any thing else that can help this problem.
Avatar n tn An Angiogram is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and a small camera to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery or vein. They will put a small catheter into the artery or vein to inject the dye in there and then take pictures of the area to get a clearer imagine of exactly what is going on. You most likely will have an IV for fluids and any medication that they doctor may want to give you.
Avatar n tn Posted By Joe on April 01, 1999 at 13:26:09: Hi: I am going to have an angiogram and probably either an angioplasty or a stent. I understand that they are risky. My doc said that he has done more than 4000 angiograms and 1500 angioplastys. How risky is this procedure. He put me on Norvasc for a month and then we will do the procedure. He further said that by my symptoms and viewing the pictures from the Thallium stress test that the blockage does not seem to be severe.
Avatar n tn ) from also they spoke of a angiogram .the reason for my question is this numbness has accured off and on for years i just thought maybe i was sleeping wrong ,is there anything you can tell me about this symptom and should i be concerned and mention it to my neuroligist,also if you have any info on the test i mentioned it would help a great deal ,and could you tell me a little about mapping it will also be done prior to surgery, thank you so much for your help ,god bless wishing you well !!!
Avatar m tn I am contemplating a procedure called an arteriogram supposedly for taking pictures in my heart to establish any further proper procedure but am scared to death after hearing of so many who have had catherizations similar and yielding bad or questionable results, I have high blood pressure, extreme hypertension, atrial fibrillation, fibromyalgia, diabetes and am known to be a bad bleeder not to mention several other issues My question i guess would be: can anyone give me some kind of comfort or
Avatar f tn One way to do it is to have a catheterization, the other is to have a CT angiogram (non-invasive procedure) and the third is given that the area of ischemia is only 10% to proceed with medical management. I would start the ASA, beta blocker and the lipitor at least for now, and then get a second opinion. Maybe you could have a CT angiogram done to rule out significant CAD at which point you won't have to be on the ASA or the lipitor.
Avatar f tn He said the echo looked fine, but the EKG under stress was abnormal. The pictures taken after the treadmill walk apparently also showed that some part (about 10%) of my heart was not receiving enough blood. He thinks there is blockage in an artery (front right portion of the heart) and is recommending a Caronary Angiogram as next step. He also asked me to start taking Baby Aspirin, Toprol and Lipitor. He has not done any blood work so far -- so I do not know what the LDL levels are.
Avatar m tn How accurate or inaccurate an overall look does a doctor get with angiogram pictures? Do they see everything? Or only the areas they directly explore with the cath? 2. I can see my cardiologist again, but other than another angioplasty (I've had my fill!) to check things out, what can be done? Can a regular chest x-ray reveal anything? 3. Can stents collapse, and if so how often does that happen? What would it feel like? 4.
Avatar n tn My insurance carrier, Aetna, wanted me to get a catheter angiogram instead. But the heart scan, also called a CT-angiogram, is non-invasive like an MRI and I preferred to take that route-- quick and painless. The test itself just takes a few minutes. You can google calcium heart scan or CT-angiogram and read about the procedure. They put an IV in your arm and place you in an MRI-like scanner. A dye is injected and they ask you to hold your breath a few times while they scan.
Avatar n tn Isn't there a new NON-INVASIVE procedure similar to a CAT scan that is being used in some medical facilities in place of the INVASIVE angiogram procedure? I saw something on TV a few months ago about this new procedure. Do you know what it is called and who is doing it? It seems that the risks would be much smaller.
549269 tn?1236134237 If this is seen on an MRV and more information is needed, an angiogram is done. This procedure entails injecting dye into the arteries of the brain then waiting until it reaches the veins then taking pictures (x-rays) of those veins. It would be best for you to discuss your questions and concerns with your neurologist/neurosurgeon.
Avatar n tn they decided to do it chemically .. they said the first pictures taken were fine .. but after the chemicals the second pictures showed that I may have a blockage.. so now the cardiologist wants me to have a catherization this friday .. he said if they find a blockage than they will do angiplasty? also he wont do it he is sending me to a hospital in Balto and one of his associates will do it .. I am a big chicken ..
Avatar f tn Have the doctors diagnosed the valve with an angiogram? An angiogram should be done before any surgery to find out exactly what is going on. They can pressure the pressure in all valves. My mom was to have the aorta valve replaced and the triscupid valve fixed. When the doctor did the surgery he found that the Mitral valve needed to be replaced also. He was not able to get the aorta valve replaced. All her organs shutdown after surgery. She was 70 and did not survive.
Avatar n tn My doc said that he has done more than 4000 angiograms and 1500 angioplastys. How risky is this procedure. He put me on Norvasc for a month and then we will do the procedure. He further said that by my symptoms and viewing the pictures from the Thallium stress test that the blockage does not seem to be severe.
Avatar m tn Hi Everyone, Next week i'm going to have a stress test done with Persantine IV injection and a nuclear agent at day one to stimulate my heart and take pictures of it when it's working harder, the Persantine stimulation part of the test last 10 minutes, they inject it and wait 4 minutes and inject the nuclear agent and you have to go lie down on a table where a big machine take pictures of the heart for 2 minutes and after the pictures are done they inject another drug to sto
242440 tn?1264523444 Also, I've read a lot on the benefits of doing a 64-slice CT rather than the invasive angiogram to determine blockage. Is this possible for someone who already has stents, or will the existing stents cause too many problems to come out w/ a clear picture? Thanks a lot, and take care all!
Avatar f tn A bulge (aneurysm) in the blood vessel wall may be seen. Damage to the wall of a blood vessel may be seen. Conventional angiogram or a CT angiogram (computed tomography angiogram) may be needed after MRA if a problem, such as an aneurysm, is found or if surgery may be needed.
Avatar f tn I in fact didn't have the angiogram the first time this happened. In my case the radiologist said the stress test was inconclusive and I should have an angio, the cardiologist said I didn't need the angio. I took the easy road out. A bit later I applied for more life insurance and the stress test results were discovered, the life insurance cost me more $$. Later (at least 4 years) I had my first angio... it was easy, other than my fear.