Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

177 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What is angio?

what is mean by angio?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
Definition/Meaning: New Latin, from Greek angeio-, from angeion, vessel, blood vessel, diminutive of angos, vessel. In cardiovascular investigations it is used for Angiogram / Angiography.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

on ct angio my rca -calcified plaque just proximal to acute margin causing mild stnosis -calcium score is 16 -family histry +ve for above smoking-2yrs-- lipid profile -normal---waking for 30 mints t/t---------------------------medications & lifestyle changes/stenting/cabg---if medications what medicines--

doctor1 MD

Dear Respected Doctor( Cardiologist) My mom 63, diabetic for 20 yrs, with normal cholestoral and normal BP ( on medication for Heart, BP , Cholesterol ) underwent a routine test at Elbit diagnostic in Bangalore. The test was positive. Consulted a doc at CMC who is a cardio and also assists diabetic patients. He asked for ECG inspite of TMT positive and mentioned that it is reqd for diabetic patients. The ECG was normal and he didn t refer to TMT or probably missed it and said everything is fine. When we consulted a cardio at Columbia Asia, he mentioned Angiogram is required. Also when the TMT was done on 23rd Dec my mom was not up to it. Does the TMT show positive when you can t walk on the Tread Mill ( as you are not used to walking ) for long or are tired. Is TMT a good indication for blocked arteries or any other test is required. She is normal otherwise and has no complaints about breathlessness. Please advise if angio is required or we can wait and what is the recovery period after angio if the arteries are fine. Pls advise. Thanks N Regards Ranjita

doctor1 MD

Hi, My name is Bala. I took my dad (65 yrs) to hospital because he was gettig hiccups non-stop and pain in the chest . Doctor took ECG and found some differences in it. He was admitted ot ICCU for a day and they did tests like Prop T, Heparin and other blood tests. All the tests are negative, but the ECG is still not good. Doctor there suggested to go for C Angio. When we consulted another doctor, he suggested us to go for CT Angio first because it is simple and can give us good information. With that information we can decide to go for C angio or not. Need your suggestion, how much CT angio will help us to find the blocking? What should be our next steps. Actually we went for CT angio, but my dad had big (44 to 98) variation in the heart beat, so could not perform the test. My dad does not have any pain now and he looks pefect. Thank you in advance for suggestion.