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Old 02-22-2005, 12:46 PM
imported_missy imported_missy is offline
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An arteriogram is where they inject some sort of dye (or some type of contrastable material) into arteries, so they can see what the vessels look like through xray.

The thing they use to thread it into the artery is called a coil. They'll show it to you before they put it in there! LOL

I'm told it doesn't hurt, except for the sting of the anesthetic and, per my father-in-law, one sharp STING after that. That would be the coil going into the artery. Some minor bruising after that.

Be sure to ask the doctor ALL questions before you start.

Let us know how it goes!

Missy
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