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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My husband had his annual check up at 9:45, came home and 3-4 hours later died of coronary trombosis and hypertensive artherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. He was on medication for high blood pressure and his doctor knew that he also had high cholesterol. His doctor did not perform any stress test and he did not reccomended any angiograms or send him to see a cardiologist. That morning his blood pressure was 140/100 and doctor changed his high blood pressure medication and send him home.Is it possible that EKG did not show anything that morning? Is this a negligence? He was 48.

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hi my dad had stent placed in LAD in 2008 aug. He is on regular medication that is ecospirin, clavix, avas20, angizaar H and nitroglycerin since than and we got his angiography repeated in nov 2009. But since one week he some time feel mild congestion in throat area that is for few seconds otherwise his all test and levels are normal. he does walk also regularly. Can u please let me know the cause. His right coronary has many collaterals and LAD is Stented

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Sir, My Father (age 67) had some chest pains and problems and so he consulted a physician. All the tests were done and he was reffered to a specialist Cardiologist. The Cardiologist checked and asked him to take up the TMT Test. During the TMT test,he was only able to take that for 4 minutes 9 seconds because he experienced very dried up mouth,throat and fatigue. Finally,the Cardiologist examined the reports and confirmed that his ARTERIES are blocked and asked him that it would be good to do a ANGIOGRAPHY. VERY VERY IMPORTANT- The Cardiologist prescribed to take a medication called ECHOSPRIN-75 once daily.But after the first day,there was severe reactions like suffocation,breathing problem,very weakness and loss of balance of his body.So,we immediately stopped the medication. So,i need your help and it would be very good if you could please give your Interpretations,observations and explain me the present condition of his heart.I humbly request you all for your support as soon as possible because i dont know much about these things and is it needed to go for a Angiography. ****I have attached a DOCUMENT with HIS TMT test results,echo-cardiography.Please let me know if you need any other reports and i will attach them. Waiting for your valuable inputs God Bless you currently taking these Medications- (1) Envas 0.5 mg - Twice Daily (2)Concor AM 2.5 mg - once daily (3)Storvas -once daily (4)Aciloc - 300 mg -daily once (5)Nutriva - Once daily (6) MADHUMEHARI - effective remedy for diabetes (7) A cough Syrup-Because he has deep cough (**Dont know how he got the cough because he never takes cold water or any sort of cold items) TMT TEST RESULTS:- INTERPRETATION- Summary:Resting ECG:RBBB.Functional Capacity:markedly decreased(by 40%).HR Response to Exercise:appropriate.BP Response to Exercise:appropriate response. Chest Pain:none Arrhythmias:none. ST Changes: Depression horizontal.Overall impression:Positive stress test suggestive of ischemia. CONCLUSIONS POOR EFFORT TOLERANCE.NORMAL HR AND BP RESPONSE.NO ANGINA ARRYTHMIAS SIGNIFICANT ST-T CHANGES SEEN.TNT IS POSITIVE FOR EXERCISE INDUCIBLE MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, My father underwent treatment for HYPERACUTE INFEROLATERAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. His discharge summary is as followed: Complaint on admission: Acute chest pain and discomfort for last 90 mins. Signs on Admission: BP – 130/90MMHG: Pulse- 108/MIN Medical Summary: On diagnosed for HYPERACUTE INFEROLATERAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION on 13th Sept2010 , he was immediately thrombolysed with IV ELAXIM 40 MGM , he was treated with IV NTG, IV CLEXANE, IV PAN, IV EMESET, IV EFFCORLIN ETC, Post Thrombolysation he was HAEMODYNAMICALLY stable and RCG showed good reversal of ST-T changes and there was no ARRHYTHYMIAS. He was advised to undergo coronaryangiography. We did Angiography at Cumbala HILL Hospital & Heart Institute on 18th Sept10. Results of Angiography are: LMCA- NORMAL LAD – Shows Proximal 80% and Mid segment 90% stenosis. Distal LAD shows plaques. Ramus – Left Circumflex – Non dominant. A large OM shows 90% proximal stenosis. RCA – Large dominant vessel. Proximal 90% stenosis and PD has 90% stenosis. LIMA/RIMA- Normal RENALS- Normal Advice Given: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery. By Dr. Saurab Goel (MM.DM) Interventional Cardiologist.

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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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