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How many times angiography can be done ?

how many times angiography & angioplasty can be done
Asked On : Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hi and welcome. angiography is an imaging modality for the coronaries( arteries of the heart that supplies the heart itself). angioplasty is the treatment modality for the narrowed arteries due to blockage complete or partial. well there are prerequisites for angiography that the patient must be well hydrated, kidney function optimal and blood hemoglobin normal or not very reduced. most important that there should be clear indication to under go this invasive procedure chartered by American heart association. the number of times for the procedure depends on nature of the disease and the duration of intervention after initial evaluation. not all blockages are directed to be opened by angioplasty. only cardiologist can decide whether the patient requires stent or bypass operation. take care
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Cardiologist, Interventional Dr. (Prof.) Subroto Mandal's  Response
angiography is the test to see the coronary (artery of the heart), so whenever it needed it can be done.
depends upon the necessary of angiography, that will be decided by cardiologist after some test like kidney, liver, HB level ETC.
good luck.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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This depends on the pre-existing morbidity and health of the patient. Angiopgraphy is only imaging of vascular system. Angioplasty is repair of the narrowed vessels by stenting.
Answered: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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