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Topic Title: Does Angiogram Routinely Detect Abdominal Aneurysm?
Created On: 06/28/2001 09:31 PM
 07/10/2001 06:15 PM

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I am getting Angiogram could you mail me any pertinent info -SKuga
 06/28/2001 09:31 PM

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Posted in the angiogram is made the catheter comes up the right femoral artery into the aorta and then into the heart and coronary arteries? Is that correct? The cardiologist pumps the little puffs of tracer dye to reveal the outlines of the coronary arteries? Is that correct? My brother had a conventional surgery Tuesday to repair an abdomina aortic aneurysm that was about 6 cm diameter and over 20 cm long. Five years ago he had two MIs and two angioplastys with a followup angiogram. Why was the aneurysm not detected then? Should not a puff of dye from the catheter as it came up the aorta revealed the outlines of the aneurysm? Is this routine?? Several years ago I had an angiogram. I recall the cardiologist saying that the heart and the aorta look great but you have one 80% coronary blockage and a couple 20% blocks. To what extent should I now be concerned that I might have an aneurysm. I am four years older than my brother.(I am 66)
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