How long does an angiogram procedure take

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Avatar m tn Thanks alot for all the reassuring words. It does help. Does anyone know how long a stent will last. Are there any stats. What if you do everything right , take the pills, exercise, proper diet. How long could it last. Do you know anyone who has had one for a long time with no issues?
776302 tn?1241095453 My friend was rushed to the emergency room following a rash of violent vomiting. Long story short she had an angiogram procedure done, she felt a pain in her chest and went into cardiac arrest. after 35 minutes she was brought back. The doctor said she had 2 blood clots and it magically disappeared and no surgery was needed. She is up and very well. She feels that the angiogram caused her heart to stop.
Avatar m tn 18, Soft plaques seen in proximal LAD and D1 segment. ....You had a CT angiogram and included is a separate procedure a calcium score. The CT angiogram views the channel (lumen) of the vessels for any hard plaque buildup that would cause a narrowing of the vessel for blood flow and if serious could cause symptoms of chest pain, etc. Soft plaque resides between the layers of the vessel To add what others have said.
Avatar n tn He said that 64slice is actually getting old now, the 128 is far superior but even this doesn't give all the answers. An artery can look clear in a ct AND an angiogram, but it is known from a nuclear scan that there is a fault. Irregularities at cell level can cause turbulence and only a Fractional Flow Rate device will show this up by measuring the pressure at different points down the artery.
Avatar m tn Published results show an Angiogram with 7mSv if it is only diagnostic and a CT-A at 16.0mSv. Therefore, the X-Ray load is more than twice as high for the CT-A.
Avatar m tn I have to agree, you will have a very difficult time finding a Cardiologist willing to take the risk of doing an angiogram as a first test. Have you asked about a nuclear stress test? These will find significant CAD when present 97% of the time and have very little risk if any. If that test comes back as abnormal you will get your angiogram.
Avatar n tn Were there any tests prior to the angiogram, and how does your father respond to medication? You can google for the COURAGE study regarding the expectations with medication, stent and bypass. You may want to consult with a non-interventional cardiologist for a second opinion before any bypass or stent implant. Hope this provides a perspective and helps you and your husband going forward. If you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond. Take care, Ken.
Avatar n tn I value the experience and judgement of my cardiologist, but I make the decisions, take the responsibility for them, an live with the consequences - not him. When you go into most large hospitals with angina pain, if you have insurance, you will most likely come out with a stent or a big scar in the center of your chest. It's not necessarily because that was the best course of action for you, but because that's what they do. Those are the products that they offer.
1318351 tn?1313385021 The worst part of it is having to lie flat for a time. My back coudn't hold up for long. I will write you in a bit and see how you are doing. How are the kids and hubby? Take care!
Avatar f tn 1) What tests do you think would be warranted for an total blockage? Either an angiogram or a stress test to look for ischemia depending on how invasive you would want to be. What risks is this blockage for future heart problems? The presence of coronary disease is a marker for increased risk for cardiovascular complications. The goal for you would be to lower that risk as much as possible through strict control of your cardiac risk factors.
Avatar n tn I am a 54 year old male and had a heart attack late in December of 2005. An angiogram revealed a 90% blockage in my left anterior descending artery. The doctors put a catheter in my right femoral artery and put a Taxus stent in the blockage area. The area in my groin where they went into the femoral artery was tender and bruised for a couple of weeks (I understand this is normal), but seemed to heal fine.
1175033 tn?1492204828 The doctor said 5-7 days, it should get better. But I wanted to see how long it has lasted with Chiari patients. So please let me know how long, and what you do to help cope with it. I started getting vertigo for the first time yesterday and it was scary. I now know the difference between dizzy and vertigo. I was sleeping when I had my first attack, laying in bed my phone chirped and i rolled over to got my phone and my whole head spun around. I put my head down and went back to sleep.
Avatar n tn I've read from you before that heartburn and angina are 2 different beasts. How does your angina feel? Also, does using the nitro take all of it away? The EMT told me that it's a diagnostic tool but not perfect. I am very uspset and frustrated especially with the way the ER doctor treated me. I'm still in pain and was sent home lickity split. Any advice? I hope you're feeling well yourself (: Thanks!
Avatar f tn Do some research on him, I have looked up all mine on the internet to see their qualifications, when they left medical college, their area of expertise and how long they have been practicing stenting.
Avatar n tn The cath can also visualize for soft plaque by including an ultra sound unit at the end of the cath. An angiogram whether ct or cath involves medium (dye) injection to view any blockages. It seems to me that a ct score involves the degree of soft plaque, and provide percentages, doesn't make sense there is an inability to not be able to determine the degree of blockage within the lumen.
Avatar m tn Any further testing for heart ischemia would be angioplasy and that has some risk as an interventional procedure. You should try medication before an angioplasty.
Avatar n tn I have Xanax but don't like using it and when I do use it I take a miniscule dose. It does help, at least with the anxiety symptoms. I have had EKG, echocardiogram, stress test. All is normal. The only ting mentioned was some mild tricuspid regurgitation. I live in mortal fear, daily, of having a heart attack. It also seems to be more prominent near the time of my menstrual cycle though that may not be significant.
Avatar n tn I had one done two months ago. Just search the web. The alternative procedure is invasive and can take hours to perform. Being the cynic that I am - the typical angiogram procedure makes more money for the doctor and hospital than the CT scan. One has to weigh risks vs benefits.
Avatar n tn But as you say, it is disconcerting, and makes me fear heavy exertion. I think an event monitor is a good next step for you. My only concern with an event monitor is the fact that (at least in my case), it was only a 2 lead ECG, vs a 12 lead ECG. Can anyone comment on the accuracy of a 2 lead ECG reading vs 12 lead ECG? I've read that PVCs can mimic an idioventrical escape rhythm (which makes a lot of sense in my case, since my palpitations are very slow).
Avatar n tn in fact Ive never ever heard of that situation!. Having an angiogram does carry a risk(Low) from bleeding or heart attack!. please try to go for a second opinion,this seems crazy honestly!. You could as the other poster said have a CT angiogram which would or could also give you a calcium score,but please make sure that you go to a cardiologist that is expierianced in CT Angiography as some cardios are just well,IDIOTS! and thats the truth. Good luck. John.
203342 tn?1328740807 we're praying for you and right there as you go through your procedure today. It does take awhile for all the stuff to get cleaned it took awhile to get in there (and don't ever think any question is silly) . Athleet, I was told not to have any grape or red jello of any kind because the dark color may alter the procedure. But it looks like it was okay with you. I actually had just broth, lemon jello and lots of water and one cup of tea.
Avatar f tn It has taken my Neurosurgeon, until last week, to tell me that I have a 2nd ani on the other side of my brain - lhs - a 2mm one. He knew about this (for how long, I've yet to find out) .. but he apologised,and took blame, for me not being told sooner:-( To cut a long story job is cabin crew/flight attendant. I am due to go back (was due to go back) to my role in a few months. At the moment I am doing grounded duties. He has said I can choose to have this ani operated on, or not.
Avatar n tn Mine (unruptured at 8mm) was detected by accident through an MRI, then had a CT scan and finally a CT Angiogram prior to my coiling procedure. Didn't have any symptoms before all this. I was told if you have weakness to your arterial lining then you might develop aneurysm. Family history also plays a part and I read somewhere that trauma to the head could also cause it especially if the weakness to the arterial wall is already present.
1209084 tn?1267371006 And it seems to continue to be effective in the morning about an hour after I first take it. I can do light household chores now, just as long as I do them early in the day. But it isn't touching the pain I get later in the afternoon when for example I take my walk. That's when I need to slip in the occasional sublingual nitroglycerin to get things done later in the day.
Avatar m tn 1) Does Dr Ward have specific criteria he uses in recommending the procedure? Does the mere presence of a staphyloma warrant surgery or does he look for other specific findings (certain axial length, laquer cracks, CNV etc...)? Overall, did he give you the impression that he takes an aggressive position (i.e., do it while the eye still sees well and atrophy is minimal) or should it be left as more of a last resort when all else seems to be failing? 2) Did you discuss with Dr.
1262435 tn?1270315459 Consideration would be given on how long the vessel has been totally occluded, how hard the plaque is, it MAY be possible for an interventional cardiologist to pass a wire through the occlusion and rotorblade with a catheter. Even when intervention is done, it is usually less than 30% successful for more than 3 months and even less at 1 year.
Avatar n tn I would have to ask how they intend to feed the heart muscle using bypasses when most areas are seriously blocked off. The distal LAD is one common area for a feed, but this is heavily diseased. The report does say how the complete blockage in the MID right coronary artery has bridged with collaterals (natural bypass vessels). I would also have to guess this is happening to many other blockages or he would be very seriously ill due to the left side of the heart being so short of oxygen.
18954 tn?1314301717 The Dor Procedure is surgery to cut away some of the dead portion of the heart, so that the heart does not have to work so hard with each contraction. Two years after the Dor Procedure, my husband is doing extremely well – he plays golf two to three times a week and really doesn’t have too many limitations at all. The sad thing is, a month or so after my husband’s surgery, we heard about someone else in our area with a problem similar to my husbands’.
559187 tn?1330786456 She told me quite smugly that Novartis contacted her asking about her 20 MS patients and how we are doing on the drug. She said she didn't know how they found out about her. That's an interesting question. How DID they find her and contact her out of the blue? Can they do that? Maybe I don't want my information being given out to them. Wonder if there is a HIPPA issue there. Let me know what you guys think.