Angiogram

4 Medical Tests That Could Do More Harm than Good

…the lump removed. That’s because taking a biopsy can potentially drag abnormal cancer cells through otherwise healthy breast tissue. 4. Coronary Angiogram for Diagnostic Purposes: This procedure is extremely invasive. It involves threading a catheter into an artery, all the way to the heart. A radio…

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What is an Angina Attack?

…“predictable.” Stable angina is usually reproducible during exercise stress testing. When angina is suspected and/or diagnosed during a stress test, an angiogram or cardiac catheterization is needed to define the “native anatomy,” or circulatory system, of the heart. If an invasive procedure like a stent…

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What To Do Before Opting For Heart Surgery

…-old engineer who came to me several years ago for a second opinion. Fred’s doctor recommended that he undergo bypass surgery immediately. His angiogram indicated two coronary vessels were about 70 percent blocked, and his stress test revealed a small area of what cardiologists call ischemia. No doubt…

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How to Naturally Protect Your Vision Health

…ultraviolet exposure and radiation. * Take adequate antioxidants. * Keep your blood sugar at a respectable level. While performing more than 3,000 angiograms of the heart in a cardiac catheterization lab, I, too, was exposed to enormous amounts of radiation. Unfortunately, my left eye has developed a cataract…

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