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?

doctor1 MD


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 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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My Mother who is 50 yrs old is having BP 100/140.Doctor has observed unspecified changes in her ECG and has recomended TMT test. May I know the preprations or precautions to be taken before the test. She is also suffering from thyroid. Her angiography was already done in SG PGI Lucknow.

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I am having mild dilated cardiomyopathy as found out during CT Angiography. One heart specialist advised me to take Carzec 3.125 tab twice daily while the
second heart specialist advised me to get Eco test done as he was not believing
the result of CT angiography.
Please advise as to what i should do now as I am confused.
Thanks,
surendra Goel.

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Is angiography is compulsory after heart attack. My father (58 yrs) got a heart attack on last saturday and was cured through medicines and discharge after 4 days. Doctor has asked for a complete bed-rest. on asking for angiography he is saying it is not required in all the cases.

Should we go for angiography or not?

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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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