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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: If your doctor suspects you have significant coronary artery disease, he or she may recommend that you undergo cardiac catheterization (also called an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Cath: Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions. A long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Variety of reasons: Cardiac catheterization is performed to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of heart problems. Measurements are made of pressure, blood flow, a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes it is invasive; a needle stick into an artery is exchanged for a wire over which a catheter is placed and pushed up the aorta to the heart
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Its diagnostic: Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic test to evaluate pts with coronary artery blockages, valve disease, congenital heart problems etc. From there ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Takes a picture: Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to mak ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See Below: Usually, sedation is given - a 2mm incision is made in the femoral artery at the groin, a sheath is inserted, the artery is cannulated with a catheter ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Double catheterization: We don't use that terminology but perhaps you mean a right and left heart catheterization.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Somewhat: Intrusive? Well it usually involves putting a large bore needle into your femoral artery - however if you can benefit from it (because you can stent ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
1 to 2 in 1000 die: Quoted mortality is 1 or 2 in 1000.
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