Angiography

What is Angiography?

An angiography is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera (fluoroscopy) to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery (such as the aorta) or a vein (such as the vena cava). An angiogram can be used to look at the arteries or veins in the head, arms, legs, chest, back, or belly.

Questions and answers on "Angiography"

Can angiography be performed to detect systemic vasculitis in the respiratory system and esophagus? If yes, what does this entail? If no, why not?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No angiogram can be used only for obstructive lesions.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,

As per your query no angiography can't be used to detect vasculitis because vasculitis is inflammatory disorder of blood vessel however angiography is used...

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My tmt is positive and ct angiography is normal but i m having so much breathing problem left side discomfort and pain in left hand n chest..what does it means

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly upload the reports

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am

After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that kindly upload your ecg, TMT and CT angiography report so that I can go through them and guide you accordingly....

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do they put you to sleep when doing a angiogram?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Only light sedation is given during the procedure.

Detailed Answer:
Hello McMahon704
Thanks for writing to HCM

Most angiography procedures are carried out using local anaesthesia to numb the area of skin where the catheter is going to be inserted. Only light sedation is...

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if i had an angiogram done today, can i take a flight to California in two days after that?

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Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would like to explain that you can safely take a flight in two days after an uncomplicated angiography, especially if the reason bringing to the angiography recommendation was not an acute coronary syndrome (acute myocardial infarction).

Hope...

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My husband has to have angiogram in order to check if the iliac artery needs a stent or no. We are planning on extending our family. Is there any risk with continuing conceiving attempts? Or should we wait after the angiogram? Is the contrast and MRI correlated with baby's genetics in future? Thank you so much your answer is appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
MRI angiography is a safe diagnostic procedure

Detailed Answer:


Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would like to explain that no risks come for your husband's health if you continue conceiving attempts. So relax and don't worry!

MRI angiography is...

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I had asked previous questions, you said to upload angiography if I could.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
CAG reports is not available, the papers mention the procedure not the res

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,
Thank you for writing back . I went through all the reports you have sent .
I would help you review them all .
1) There is a report called carotid doppler . Here they see the...

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I had undergone a angiography. Even though thereare no major blockades the doctor suggested of having Thallium Stress test. I want to know whether by having he thallium Stress test the blockades can be detected.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It shows the effect of the block

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     Thallium Stress Test (Treadmill Exercise ECG with thallium isotope) is the ideal non-invasive way to evaluate ischemia / to assess the PHYSIOLOGY (function) – to see whether the blood arriving...

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Hello Sir,My father has been analyzed with vessel blockage ,doctor has suggested a by pass surgery. Date for surgery is 27 XXXXXXX is it advisable to wait so long

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Angiography, echocardiography and ecg report will be needed if available

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX , welcome to HCM.

I have gone through the reports you have attached and your concern .

I would hereby wish to tell you that for objective opinion , I will require the angiography...

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Hello. I am scheduled to have a cardiac XXXXXXX I am concerned because I have one already e day for 14 yrs(ni problem s). I do not feel that my Heart is the problem. At XXXXXXX r s my bra becomes tight, I now get tired really y fast and take naps. So yup 's a Mir or cat scan show problems and should some other test be done before deciding that t need a Cath? Stress test aS same as one year ago. I was told that I have angina. Just confused.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following answe rto your query...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Yes you are right, other examinations are needed before deciding about angiography (heart catheterisation). Angiography should be done directly if you have...

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Hi Doctor,

Recently my father has done his health checkup and in his TMT report shown positive.

Cardiology consultant suggest for Angiography. Need your suggestion before going to angiography.

exercise timing was 5.02min, and Work level of XXXXXXX METS:7:00, Resting heart rate of 134 (89% of Pr.MHR) bpm. Resting blood pressure (120/70) mmhg. XXXXXXX to a maximum blood pressuer of 136/84 mmhg.

Please help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes Angiography is needed.

Detailed Answer:
HI XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

If TMT is positive then yes he has to get Angiography done . But I need to know did your father had any symptoms like Chest Pain , Breathlessness while doing TMT. If yes then yes definitely TMT is...

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Recent questions on  Angiography

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I am from Bangladesh. I am in a private service in Dhaka. I felt chest pain for last six months and so i we went a cardiologist in SQUARE Hospital in Dhaka. He gave me some test like ECG,ECHO, blood tests and ETT. All other tests except ETT was found normal. I was for 9 and half minutes in excercise tolerance test. I didn t feel bad. But the cardiologist told me that he found some significant changes in third stage of test. So, he stopped the test and he advised me to do an angiography for better result. He suspected that there may be block. Then I went to another cardiologist in National Heart foundation of Bangladesh and he advised me not to do angiography right now. He prescribed me some medicines like Anclog plus, Anzitor, Ecospirin and advised me to walk an hour every day. By this time I talked to my sister in USA. She consulted with a doctor there and the doctor said if ETT test is positive it will be better to do an angiography. Then I went to another cardiologist for third opinion. I went to Prof. Dr. Afzalur Rahman, MD (Card), Phd (card), FACC (USA), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasgow), Fellow in Intervention cardiology (France & USA), awarded CRT2009. He also checked my tests and advised me to do an angiography as soon as possible to be risk free and to know the actual result. So I did Coronary angiography under him at Square hospital. My CAG report was normal. There was no blockage in heart as per result from CAG. He advised me to feel free and stopped all medicines. He told me that the cause of the pain might be from muscle strain or Gas. Still I feel chest pain and it seemed at middle of chest and sometimes from middle to left or right. I feel tired sometimes. I have my CAG report and CD with me. I need your suggestions and advice

doctor1 MD

Hi. I had an angiogram 10 days ago and developed a haematoma in my groin. The bruising there has started to fade but I also have heavy bruising and some pain around my penis and scrotum. This hasn't faded at all and, if anything, has got worse. Is this normal?

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My wife, aged 56, had a heart attack (angina) last saturday and after observation in Vasai Hospital for 2 days had angiography in S.R.Mehta Cardiac Clinic, Kings Circle on 7 Jan 11 and diagnosed with 4 blockages with one major to be operated within a week. Cost may exceed 1 lac. Do you have any solution. Thanking you.Sincerely Suresh - YYYY@YYYY

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I am 62 yrs old female. Rythem of my heart has become irregular.Done coronary angiography but nothing abnormal found.Dr. G S Kalra of fortis Mohali prescribed metalor,avas 40,pradaxa150 and neksium. Im taking these medicines since 1 month but problem persist.kindly advise.

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if i had an angiogram done today, can i take a flight to California in two days after that?

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Does no Rwma means no blockages

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Seeking possible explanation for tender, raw feeling soles of the foot when I am rarely on my feet. Sometimes painful enough that walking is very uncomfortable. Age 85, height 5'1", weight 123#. Have pacemaker and electronic implant stimulation...

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