Peripheral Angiography

Peripheral Angiography uses X-ray and a dye to see the arteries that take blood to your hands, legs & feet to identify the narrowed or blocked arteries in them.

 

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The signs / symptoms that indicate the requirement of a Peripheral Angiography are:

  • Numbness or weakness in the legs
  • Ulcers or sores that take more time to heal
  • Difficulty in finding a pulse
  • Erectile Dysfunction (in men)
  • Gangrene
  • Brittle toe-nails with slow growth
  • Hair loss on the legs
  • The skin of affected area is either shiny or pale & bluish

It can be done in association of other tests like:

  • Ankle-brachial index pressure
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • CT angiography
  • Doppler & ultrasound imaging

Depending upon the findings in the diagnosis the treatment can be Surgical (peripheral angioplasty) or Non-Surgical (Diet adjustments, medications & exercises).

There are several risks involved in a Peripheral Angiography such as:

  • Numbness in area of puncture
  • Swelling in area of puncture.
  • Haematoma
  • Allergic reactions to dye
  • Nerve injury at the site of puncture
  • Blood clot or excessive blood flow
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Kidney damage from dye

After an Angiography, it is essential to keep in mind the following:

  • Lie down and apply firm pressure if the bleeding continues from puncture site
  • Avoid driving for at least 24 hours
  • Drink lots of fluids which in turn will help in draining out the dye
  • Regular solid meals and medications 4-6 hours after angiogram can be taken
  • The puncture site may be tender for some days but daily activities can be continued

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Peripheral Angiography

Peripheral Angiography uses X-ray and a dye to see the arteries that take blood to your hands, legs & feet to identify the narrowed or blocked arteries in them.

 

Symptoms

The signs / symptoms that indicate the requirement of a Peripheral Angiography are:

  • Numbness or weakness in the legs
  • Ulcers or sores that take more time to heal
  • Difficulty in finding a pulse
  • Erectile Dysfunction (in men)
  • Gangrene
  • Brittle toe-nails with slow growth
  • Hair loss on the legs
  • The skin of affected area is either shiny or pale & bluish

Diagnosis

It can be done in association of other tests like:

  • Ankle-brachial index pressure
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • CT angiography
  • Doppler & ultrasound imaging

Treatment

Depending upon the findings in the diagnosis the treatment can be Surgical (peripheral angioplasty) or Non-Surgical (Diet adjustments, medications & exercises).

Risks

There are several risks involved in a Peripheral Angiography such as:

  • Numbness in area of puncture
  • Swelling in area of puncture.
  • Haematoma
  • Allergic reactions to dye
  • Nerve injury at the site of puncture
  • Blood clot or excessive blood flow
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Kidney damage from dye

After Procedure

After an Angiography, it is essential to keep in mind the following:

  • Lie down and apply firm pressure if the bleeding continues from puncture site
  • Avoid driving for at least 24 hours
  • Drink lots of fluids which in turn will help in draining out the dye
  • Regular solid meals and medications 4-6 hours after angiogram can be taken
  • The puncture site may be tender for some days but daily activities can be continued