what test would you have ,to find out if your arterys where blocked?
Answers: I can't remember what it is called but my father in law had one recently. The Dr puts a dye through it and looks on an x-ray to see if it passes through. Failing that they can open you up. If it is blocked a heart attack is just around the corner.
..its called an ANGIOGRAM. they access your heart through your FEMORAL artery (Top of your inner thigh)
Usually that test would be if you're still living and breathing. they're not blocked. If you mean partially blocked, they have angiograms for that.
would that not be a cholestorol test done by your gp coz high cholesterol blocks arteries
Whatever the test - if you are concerned start to take half an Asprin a day as it thins the blood!
u mean artries? first u should visit a doctor and if he suspects that there is obstruction he would ask for a duplex and artriography according to the facilities
cholesterol first if theres a problem they would treat it with tablets unless your having chest pains then they might do further tests including an angiogram.which isnt so bad cos ive had one
To look for coronary artery blockages the docs perform an arteriogram usually in Xray department. At the same time, they can sometimes perform an angioplasty (also called PTCA for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) to remove plaque and sometimes insert stents during the procedure.
To determine if someone has blood clots in a peripheral artery (other than heart) they measure pulse readings in feet, ankles and legs with doppler.
There is a doppler proceedure its a bit like ultrasound quite painless, you GP should sort it out for you.
run a lot and see if you have a heart attack, its a pretty good indicator
the easiest is with an ultra-sound probe going up and down the vein, but the worst is the invasive.Angiogram.I had several done, its not painful, U will be awake for this procedure and can see your heart pumping.if the vene is blocked, they can put a stent in it.
Sometimes, your doctor can diagnose angina by noting your symptoms and how they occur. Your doctor may order one or more tests to help make a diagnosis of angina. The tests your doctor may order include:
EKG (electrocardiogram). This test measures the rate and regularity of your heartbeat. Some people with angina have a normal EKG.
Stress Test. Some heart problems are easier to diagnose when your heart is working harder and beating faster than when it's at rest. During stress testing, you exercise (or are given medicine if you are unable to exercise) to make your heart work harder and beat faster while heart tests are performed.
During exercise stress testing, your blood pressure and EKG readings are monitored while you walk or run on a treadmill or pedal a bicycle. Other heart tests, such as nuclear heart scanning or echocardiography, also can be done at the same time. These would be ordered if your doctor needs more information than the exercise stress test can provide about how well your heart is working.
If you are unable to exercise, a medicine can be injected through an intravenous line (IV) into your bloodstream to make your heart work harder and beat faster, as if you are exercising on a treadmill or bicycle. Nuclear heart scanning or echocardiography is then usually done.
During nuclear heart scanning, radioactive tracer is injected into your bloodstream, and a special camera shows the flow of blood through your heart and arteries. Echocardiography uses sound waves to show blood flow through the chambers and valves of your heart and to show the strength of your heart muscle.
Your doctor also may order two newer tests along with stress testing if more information is needed about how well your heart works. These new tests are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning of the heart. MRI shows detailed images of the structures and beating of your heart, which may help your doctor better assess if parts of your heart are weak or damaged. PET scanning shows the level of chemical activity in different areas of your heart. This can help your doctor determine if enough blood is flowing to the areas of your heart. A PET scan can show decreased blood flow caused by disease or damaged muscles that may not be detected by other scanning methods.
Chest x ray. A chest x ray takes a picture of the organs and structures inside your chest. These include your heart, lungs, and blood vessels.
Nuclear heart scan. This test provides your doctor with moving pictures of the blood passing through your heart's chambers and arteries and shows the level of blood flood to the heart muscle. A small amount of a radioactive tracer is injected into your bloodstream through a vein, usually in your arm. A special camera is placed in front of your chest to show where the tracer lights up in healthy heart muscle and where it doesn't light up (in heart muscle that has been damaged or has a blocked artery).
There are different types of nuclear heart scans. Most scans have two phases—taking pictures of the heart at rest and while it is beating faster (called a stress test), although sometimes only a rest scan is done. Many heart problems show up more clearly when your heart is stressed than when it is at rest. By comparing the nuclear heart scan of your heart at rest to your heart at "stress," your doctor can determine if your heart is functioning normally or not.
Echocardiogram. This test uses sound waves to create a moving picture of your heart. Echocardiogram provides information about the size and shape of your heart and how well your heart chambers and valves are functioning. The test also can identify areas of poor blood flow to the heart, areas of heart muscle that are not contracting normally, and previous injury to the heart muscle caused by poor blood flow.
There are several different types of echocardiograms, including a stress echocardiogram. During this test, an echocardiogram is done both before and after your heart is stressed either by having you exercise or by injecting a medicine into your bloodstream that makes your heart beat faster and work harder. A stress echocardiogram is usually done to find out if you have decreased blood flow to your heart (coronary artery disease).
Cardiac catheterization. A thin flexible tube (catheter) is passed through an artery in the groin (upper leg) or arm to reach the coronary arteries. Your doctor can determine pressure and blood flow in the heart's chambers, collect blood samples from the heart, and examine the arteries of the heart by x ray.
Coronary angiography. This test is done during cardiac catheterization. A dye that can be seen by x ray is injected through the catheter into the coronary arteries. Your doctor can see the flow of blood through your heart and the location of blockages.
Your doctor may also order blood tests, such as:
A fasting lipoprotein profile to check your cholesterol levels.
Fasting glucose test to check your blood sugar level.
C-reactive protein (CRP) test. This blood test measures CRP, a protein in the blood that shows the presence of inflammation. Inflammation is the body's response to injury. High levels of CRP may be a risk factor for CAD.
A test to check for low hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of your body
you have a test at hospital called an angiagram
your doctor can arrange this for you
Depends where you (or the doctors) suspect a blockage. This could be tested, as another contributor has suggested, by an angiogram, but equally it could be tested with an ultra-sound test - similar to those given to pregnant females and which show the unborn child. Such ultra-sound test would show, for instance the flow of blood through the veins and/or arteries and could identify if and or where a blockage has occurred caused by an emboli (blood clot).
The test, to find out if your arteries are blocked, is called
angiogram. This test is normally carried out by a heart
specialist. It roughly involves in the insertion of fine tube
through the femoral veins (found at the upper of the inner
thigh) and it works its way up inside the blood vessels to
or near the heart to "search or see" which part is partially
or fully blocked.
After the doctor usually uses a doppler test and ultrasound, then
if they think its blocked arteries then they will perform the
angiogram and the dye tests which will show the blockage .
The doctors will then tell you what your options are. They do
bypasses, and angioplasty-inserts balloon. They might treat you
with drugs . There are newer options today then even a few years
probably an angiogram
I have had Angiogram
It's an angiogram. I have had one. I had a heart attack at a very young age. Don't do this. Take care of yourself.
The angiogram was painless. I watched nearly all of it on the TV monitor above my head - I could see my heart beat, and see the needle in the arteries of my cardiac muscles.
Again, don't have a heart attack a young age, It's not worth it.
well just lets hope it is not a spelling test
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