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Angiogram

Angiogram

An angiogram is a form of catheter-based diagnostic testing that utilizes an iodine dye to create visible contrast within blood vessels during an X-ray so that vascular and cardiovascular specialists can identify issues and irregularities in the vascular system. The test utilizes a catheter to inject the dye, starting in the femoral artery of the leg, the catheter is steered up the blood vessel via monitor until is in location.  This procedure is used to test for blood restrictions and is generally performed when symptoms of coronary artery disease are experienced, such as chest pain (angina), Pain in your chest, jaw, neck or arm that can’t be explained by other tests, new or increasing chest pain (unstable angina), abnormal results on a noninvasive heart stress test, or other blood vessel problems or a chest injury.  Like any medical procedure, there are risks, patients with preexisting kidney diseases may not be able to tolerate the iodine dye. Another risk is that the catheter could damage the artery wall or break loose plaque that could travel to the heart, lungs, or brain and cause a stroke. Following the procedure, you should limit certain activity for 3-days or until notified otherwise by your doctor. You should not drive a vehicle or lift items heavier than 10 lbs. You may have tenderness in the incision area 

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