Angiogram

Discussion in 'Support' started by Baxette, Apr 15, 2016.

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    1. Baxette

      Baxette Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue
      Hi all-
      I am hoping someone can give me perspective.

      I have had PT for two months. I have had all the tests which were negative. The only test left is the angiogram.

      I am 49 and overweight. My father had a triple bypass at 57. I've always been worried about a heart attack. I suffer from neuropathy which I strongly believe was caused by long term use of Prevestaten. All other causes of neuropathy were ruled out.

      I know I'm playing Russian roulette by declining statin treatment. Part of me wonders if I should have the angiogram w/ the hope of ruling out heart issues. Then again there are risks. Is a small risk worth heading off a potentially fatal heart attack?

      Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
       
    2. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      Aren't risks related to angiogram minimal? I would do it in your case.
       
    3. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      You're talking about an angiogram of the head and neck or a coronary one?
      I mean, you are worried about the PT or your heart?
       
    4. Baxette

      Baxette Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue
      I don't know which it is. I got a message from the doc at 5 to 5 - typical
      Do you know anyone who had had one?
       
    5. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      @Baxette,

      I don't know anyone personally who has had an angiogram, but most of the people I've heard of have not had any problems with it. There was one woman on another forum I belong to who had an unusual situation, where the doctor somehow nicked an artery during the procedure, and she had to take blood thinners for awhile afterward to be sure nothing went wrong. It didn't, and she is OK now. That's the only person I've heard of who has had a problem with an angiogram.

      Is this a cerebral angiogram? If so, the purpose of it is to detect any abnormalities in the veins or arteries in your head, to see if a cause for the PT can be found.
       
    6. Baxette

      Baxette Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue
      Thank you Karen. I will get clarification of which test it is
       
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