Frequently Asked Questions
What is Peripheral Angiogram?
Peripheral Angiogram or an Arteriogram is an imaging procedure useful in visualizing the blood vessels of the legs. In this method, a radiocontrast dye will be injected into the blood vessels with the help of a catheter and visualized with X-Rays. This method is useful in diagnosing conditions affecting the vessels like hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc.
What are the advantages of Peripheral Angiogram?
Few of the advantages of Peripheral Angiogram are:
- Detailed visualization of the blood vessels can be done
- Useful in identifying blockages
- Treatment for narrowed blood vessels
What are the indications of Peripheral Angiogram?
Peripheral Angiogram is indicated in the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Narrowed or blocked blood vessels
Who are the best doctors to perform Peripheral Angiogram?
A Certified and trained Cardiovascular surgeon and a Cardiologist who is well experienced in performing Peripheral Angiograms can perform this procedure.
What is the cost of a Peripheral Angiogram?
Minimum cost for Peripheral Angiogram in Bangalore starts from Rs.10000
Average expenses for Peripheral Angiogram in Bangalore is approximately Rs.19000
Maximum amount to be paid for Peripheral Angiogram in Bangalore rises up to Rs.28000
Cost of Peripheral Angiogram depends on factors such as:
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
- Patient consultation
- Any other lab tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc
Is Peripheral Angiogram a major procedure or minor procedure?
Peripheral Angiogram is a minor procedure and it can be performed as a diagnostic as well as a treatment procedure.
What are the risks and complications associated with Peripheral Angiogram?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Peripheral Angiogram are:
- Pain and swelling at the site of needle insertion
- Allergic reactions towards the contrast agent
- Damage and rupture of blood vessels
How long does it take to complete Peripheral Angiogram?
Peripheral Angiogram may take around 45-90 minutes to complete.
What is the recovery time for Peripheral Angiogram?
Individuals who undergo Peripheral Angiogram may take 7-15 days to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Peripheral Angiogram?
The success rate of Peripheral Angiogram depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
- Any complications involved
However, the success rate of Peripheral Angiogram maybe 95%.
Is Peripheral Angiogram Permanent?
Peripheral Angiogram is a diagnostic procedure as the catheter will be removed and the contrast dye would be eliminated from the body within a few hours of time.
Can Peripheral Angiogram be detected in future?
Peripheral Angiogram cannot be detected as the catheter will be removed and the contrast dye would be eliminated from the body within a few hours of time.
What are the options if Peripheral Angiogram fails?
In case of a failed Peripheral Angiogram, the doctor may suggest a revision of the procedure or other suitable diagnostic tests.
What are the alternatives for Peripheral Angiogram?
Few of the alternatives of Peripheral Angiogram are:
- CT Scan
- MRI Scan
- Arterial and Venous Doppler