Angiogram statistics

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Avatar m tn I don't think there are any good accurate statistics available. Stent implantation and design are continually changing. I don't believe that any medication exists which would help to reduce a 95% blockage, or millions of people in different countries would be using them. I think they were wise to use stents in your circumstance, it was a single vessel issue, not multiple vessels. I always think it's best to have the least risk procedure first, then bypass at a later date if required.
Avatar m tn ) Didn't I really just waste a lot of time and money taking all these tests - never mind all the anxiety? I didn't have an angiogram though and only went because of Calcium Score of 1217 with LAD at 782. I have no angina. b.) Let's assume Calcium Score relates to blockage, then my LAD is blocked ~75%, although I realy have no way of knowing. If 65% of men have an "event" at 50% blockage what does that mean for men with 75% blockage?
Avatar m tn I agree, everything carries a risk. Statistics would probably say there is more risk driving to the hospital than having an angiogram. The idea of an angiogram is obviously to establish how bad a blockage is, and a perfusion scan is not as accurate. My perfusion scan said my heart was receiving a great supply but my LAD was like a thin piece of cotton thread. The angiogram showed this, but ecg did not, stress test did not, echo scan did not, perfusion scan did not.
Avatar f tn primary angioplasty to LAD i can see in the recent angiogram OMI ostioproximal 60%stenosis, OM2 normal whereas 9 years back angiogram report typed above says OM1 normal, major OM2 shows proximal eccentric 30% leison, is this a typo error of the hospital report am not sure. one more ques what does it mean when they say PDA PLV has diffuse disease?
Avatar n tn I have a history of bleeding ulcers and Hemorrhagic Stroke, yet the cardiologist that my primary-care physician refered me to following an incident of fainting from lower abdominal pain, has decided I need an angiogram catheterization with angioplasty and stints as possibilities. Following a nuclear dye study, he says he "thinks he sees" something of interest on my heart that he would like to look at more closely.
Avatar n tn All things considered, it's really making me want the angio less and less, but then I'm worried if they actually do find something, then they have to radiate me again to do the angiogram. My cardiologist wanted me to go the route of the angiogram first rather than CT because he didn't want me exposed to high doses of radiation, and because if something was found, they could fix it right away. Still super apprehensive.
Avatar n tn I have been hearing quite a lot about CT angiogram as well. Can one of you suggest, which of these two would be best suitable in determining blocked arteries? Thanks much in advance.
Avatar n tn Angiogram is when the doctors go up through your groin into your heart, use some dye, and checked for blocked arteries. Sometimes they check the pressure in the valves. A mild sedative is given before to relax you. It will definitely show if there is anything wrong with your heart and it is worth it. If they see blocked arteries they may choose to stent them to keep them open at that time.
Avatar f tn there is a higher than expected probability there would be a stent implanted with a cath angiogram ...there are statistics available). You may not be aware that both a cath or CT scan angiogram 64 slice are procedures that inject dye to view perfusion, and determine if and where there are any lesions in the lumen of the vessel as stated in my previous post, and the CT scan is much more inclusive and almost as good as cath to evaluate lesions in the lumen.
Avatar n tn Yes, a CT scan 64-slice angiogram is an alternative to the intervention of a cath angiogram. Because there has been too many unnecessary stent implants, there are quidelines for treatment of angina and suspected CAD. If angina (chest pain) can be controlled with medication, then treat medically. If angina is not controlled, then stent occlusions greater than 70%. In the event there is an emergency with an occlusion then a by pass.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone: Am not sure if this happened to anyone else. I refused to have an angiogram because I was basically terrified of the statistics. Instead I was offered an angioscan which means being injected with the same contrast dye that is used for an angiogram. Within hours I started suffering with unstable angina which lasted about three weeks, and still now, I seem to be getting angina quite a lot.
Avatar n tn The most recent stent was placed 6 weeks ago and there is already major restenosis as indicated in a angiogram perfomed yesterday. The recomendation is bypass surgery. I need this information quickly as I need the surgery right away. Thank you.
Avatar m tn I belong to n HMO My question is around the tests that I should be asking my cardiologist. She feels that I not need to have regular stress tests or angiogram to anticipate blockages. What has been your routine with your cardiologist?
Avatar m tn My vote is for number 2. In my case they didn't even do an Angiogram (invasive procedure) - never mind Angiography - because they didn't detect any problems during Echocardiogram and/or Nuclear Stress test. The cardiologist told me: "Unless your arteries are at least 70% blocked, we won't do anything." How did he know? He didn't, it was just a guess based on not finding anything other than some valve regurgitation.
Avatar m tn "Is calcium in coronary artery and plaque the same?" I'm not an expert but have just sarted reading since I also was recently told I have a high calcium score (CAC = 730). Yes, calcium in the coronary arteries and plaque are the same. The plaque can be hard or soft. Both forms are dangerous. Usually, a higher calcium reading correlates with increased blockages. The more an artery is blocked (measured in percentage) the worse it is.
Avatar n tn HR-80/min, BP-120/80 mg, CVS-SI, S2+, RS-Clear. Coronary Angiogram revealed CAD-Triple Vessel disease with distal left main 90-95%, Proximal LAD - 90%, mid LAD 85-90%, Proximal LX - 90%, OM2-90%, mid & distal RCA - diffuse with LV dsyfunction and advised CABG We are planning on conducting a CABG some time in mid January, till then what diet should he follow? What are the survival statistics for a diabetic with CABG, what additional care should be taken?
Avatar n tn The best way to see what is happening inside an artery is an angiogram. In my opinion, to fully clear a heart of suspected problems you need an EKG, an Echocardiogram, A stress test (exercise tolerance), Nuclear scan and an angiogram. They are all valuable pieces of information and you are really guessing with just one or two sets of results.
469720 tn?1388149949 Perhaps someday, this technology will be improved and applied to the heart which is more difficult to image deep within the chest an in motion For right now, I think the most reliable method of individual prevention is on the front end with what you eat, how you exercise, eliminating stress and other behavioral strategies to decrease your risk of getting heart disease The article also raises the question of the role of the heart scan, CT angiogram or calcium scoring.
Avatar f tn The best person to ask regarding your dental treatment is your dentist. He/she will be able to give you all the statistics and it's wise to inform them that you have a heart condition. I informed mine and he simply said that the risk is so very small, it's not worth worrying about. When he did my hygiene clean up, he simply said make sure I don't swallow and I had to rinse more often than usual.
Avatar m tn but the one I am sure he had is echo and angiogram. My father oxygen level is quite good, which around 97-98% without apparatus to help him breathing. but he experience irregular heart beat, (faster). so far, the dr suspect it is because of the furosemide, due of lacking potassium. and he try to adjust the potassium level, and would like to start warfarin. so could I said the OP was successful, as the oxygen level is high, but there is still a leakage base on the echo read?
Avatar m tn HI The good news is there is no damage to your heart muscle, which means the things you read on the internet do not apply to you. Those statistics normally relate to people who have dead heart muscle from a heart attack. Your latest echo proves your muscle is fine. You seem surprised that this has happened at your age. It is becoming more common now. When I was 46 I had my first blockage, but others were seen during the angiogram which had been there for many years.
Avatar m tn I became symptomatic for anouther occlution and had a Angiogram done . I have all three Graphs 100 % occluded . 2 are venous graphs and one is Arteriol . Has any one any experiance with such fast occuring occutions and what the statistics may be ? I am a RN with a lot of experiance but not in cardiac.
Avatar n tn I am convinced that the contrast dye used gave me unstable angina. Anyway, I am terrified of an angiogram but was offered to have this procedure. the cardio did warn that 1 in 1000 die during this procedure but he did not explain why? Would appreciate your comments. Incidentally, I do have a saphena varix in the right groin and have vascular problems in both legs. I have angina frequently but am too scared for the angiogram.
Avatar n tn Most coronary artery heart attacks occur as a result of soft plaque (plaque outside the lumen between layers of the vessel) rupturing causing a clot within the lumen and then a heart attack from that blockage. Your CT angiogram should have given some information regarding the vessel anatomy and calcium scoring regarding soft plaque.
Avatar n tn One of the Docs had a relook at the chest Xray and noticed the heart enlargement (thanks goodness). Then had and EKG and Angiogram. Angiogram found no problems with arterial blockage but the pumping action of my heart had been reduced significantly. By the time the cardiomyopathy was dxd I was well into Congestive Heart Failure. The Doctor encouraged me to walk as much as I could tolerate which was only from the living room through the kitchen and family room and back at first.
257552 tn?1404606154 Actually, you can probably find some literature online that states the prevalence of various types of idiopathic vt's, and some limited statistics on ablation success rates for various types of vt's. If I remember correctly, RVOT is right up there in terms of prevalence. And thanks to some of the work done at the university of PA, and elsewhere, there are some strategies to deal with just about every idiopathic vt there is.
Avatar m tn I am still trying to sort out the rationale for stenting as, on hindsight, I now realize how uninfomed I was on the morning of the angiogram and stent. Am trying to reach the interventional cardiologist and go back over the pros and cons and his decision process.
Avatar n tn I had no clue of any problem on the bike, even when hitting pulse rates of 175+ on difficult hills. The angiogram showed impressive collateral development that was apparently sustaining me that no doubt developed due to the heavy exercise. I have read replies to postings similar to mine where the doctor suggested that bypass may not have been necessary if there was not pain and the heart function was not being impacted.