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Types of Angiography

Computed Tomography Angiography
Computed Tomography Angiography

computed tomography (CT) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) CT angiography uses a CT scanner to produce detailed images of both blood vessels and tissues in various parts of the body. An iodine-rich contrast material (dye) is usually injected through a small catheter placed in a vein of the arm.

Coronary Angiogram
Coronary Angiogram

continued Why do I need this test? A coronary angiogram is a special X-ray test. It’s done to find out if your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed, where and by how much.

source: heart.org
Digital Subtraction Angiography
Digital Subtraction Angiography

Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is a fluoroscopy technique used in interventional radiology to clearly visualize blood vessels in a bony or dense soft tissue environment.

Excessive Bleeding
Excessive Bleeding

An angiogram is an X-ray procedure that can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. It is considered the gold standard for evaluating blockages in the arterial system. An angiogram detects blockages using X-rays taken during the injection of a contrast agent (iodine dye).

source: vascular.org
Heart Attack
Heart Attack

An angiogram of the heart, a coronary angiogram, is the "gold standard" for the evaluation of coronary artery disease . A coronary angiogram can be used to identify the exact location and severity of CAD.

Infection
Infection

" There is the risk of infection with the angiogram (and with so many other things). My BIL did get an infection at the site when they went in to put in his stent. But dh has had angiogram and my father had one too and no infection.

source: treato.com
Injury to the Catheterized Artery
Injury to the Catheterized Artery

Angiography carries the same risks as major surgery, including blood clots, cardiac arrest and infection. A CT angiograph, however, does not pose these risks, and according to a study done at Thomas Jefferson University, the CT angiography is a good alternative for people who had a stress test indicating coronary artery disease, but also have below a 50 percent chance of having significant blockage.

Irregular Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)
Irregular Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)

When the heart beats too fast, you get a series of small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to restore a normal heart rate and rhythm. Cardioversion. You may get a low-energy shock at the same time as the heart beats to restore normal heart rhythm.

source: webmd.com
Kidney Damage
Kidney Damage

CIN is a rare complication and may be preventable. There are several ways to reduce the potential for damage during procedures in which contrast dyes are used. What can be done before the procedure to help protect your kidneys? Ask to have a measure of your kidney function. Your kidneys function is estimated by the glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR.

source: kidney.org
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is a group of techniques based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image blood vessels.

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Pulmonary Angiogram
Pulmonary Angiogram

A pulmonary angiography is typically performed to measure the pressure of the blood vessels carrying blood to your lungs and to evaluate for blockages or narrowing of these blood vessels from, for example, a blood clot.

Radionuclide Angiogram
Radionuclide Angiogram

Resting and exercise radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, called a radionuclide (radiopharmaceutical or radioactive tracer), is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the tissue under study.

Renal Angiogram
Renal Angiogram

A renal angiogram is an imaging test to look at the blood vessels in your kidneys. Your healthcare provider can use it to look at the ballooning of a blood vessel (aneurysm), narrowing of a blood vessel (stenosis), or blockages in a blood vessel.

Stroke
Stroke

You can enjoy a long life without ever realizing that you have a brain aneurysm. But in rare cases, aneurysms can grow big, leak, or explode. Bleeding in the brain, known as hemorrhagic stroke, is very serious and requires urgent medical care.

source: webmd.com