11094 Angiogram


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11094 Angiogram

  1. 1. Locations and opening hours Patient Information Handout AngiogramThe Memorial Hospital rooms (Sir Edwin SmithAvenue, North Adelaide, (08) 8402 0282) areopen from 8.00am to 8.00pm on weekdays.Ticketparking is available on-street on Sir Edwin Phone 08 8402 0200Smith Avenue, as well as on Pennington Terrace.There is a parking station off Kermode Street. Fax 08 8402 0247 Website www.radiologysa.com.au Email radiologysa@radiologysa.com.auCalvary Central Districts Hospital (08) 8402 0202(25-37 Jarvis Road, Elizabeth Vale)Please bring all your previous X-rays and scans withyou to your appointment. 11094
  2. 2. What is an angiogram? Are there any risks? What happens afterwards?An angiogram is an X-ray picture of the arteries The most likely problem is a bruise at the needle The catheter is removed and the radiologistsupplying different parts of the body. X-ray site. Damage to the artery is extremely unlikely. presses on the artery for at least ten minutes.Youcontrast (an iodine-containing substance) is injected Reactions including rash, hives and asthma could must then lie flat for about three hours to let thethrough a thin plastic tube (catheter) to occur but are extremely rare for artery studies. artery seal up firmly.You will then be allowedoutline the arteries. If you have kidney problems or diabetes, drinking up and should avoid strenuous activities for the plenty of fluid will help clear the X-ray contrast next 12–24 hours. How is the angiogram performed? and protect the kidneys. Specific problems will be addressed by the Radiologist prior to the How do I get the results?The Radiologist (a doctor) will discuss the examination.procedure with you and answer any questions. The Radiologist (a doctor) will study the imagesSometimes an injection (pre-medication) will be and provide a report for your doctor.This can be Preparation needed prior to the examinationgiven to relax you.You will lie on your back on delivered to your doctor and should be availablethe X-ray table.The groin area (or occasionally arm) You will stay in hospital for at least five hours, or by the next day. If you need your results urgentlywill be cleaned and local anaesthetic injected. possibly overnight.You should take your they should be available within 60 minutes.Using a special fine needle and wires, a thin catheter usual medications beforehand. As the X-ray contrastwill be passed through the required is cleared away in the urine, please continuearteries with X-ray pictures guiding the Radiologist. to drink plenty of fluid before and after theContrast will be injected and X-ray pictures angiogram.You should not have any food fortaken of the arteries.You may feel warm or hot in four hours before the angiogram. If you are athe areas being visualised. diabetic on insulin treatment, please telephone us to arrange the best time and treatment before the study.
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