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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Diagnostic : For certain heart problems (cad), cardiac catheterization is the best diagnostic tool. Also, based on findings during cath, interventions can be done ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Procedure : In terms of risk: there is a 10-20% chance of bleeding in the access site. Rarely does this need surgery to repair it or antibiotics for infections. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes and no: The complication rate for serious adverse events with a routine heart cath is on the order of 1/1000 to 1/10000. While rare, when they do happen t ... Read More
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
There is some risk: The risk of diagnostic catheterization for the average patient is 0.1% or one complication in 1000 procedures. If the illness you are looking for is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Catheterization : A site is numbed over the groin or radial artery. A catheter is introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart where measurements and pictures a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is a U.S. based site and we have no information concerning costs of procedures in South Africa. You will need to ask the appropriate people in yo ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Cardiology jargon: In describing the coronary artery anatomy, we use the term "system" to describe an artery and its associated small branches. The PDA is most commonly ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Every procedure has risks. The risks of a heart cath are serious but rare. She will be in a hospital and surrounded by doctors. She will do fine.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cardio or CT Surgeon: An interventional cardiologist who specializes in cardiac catheterizations or a cardio-thoracic (CT) surgeon would be the most expert in reading cardi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Maouelainin
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily : The heart Cath is more accurate than the estimated EF on echo ( high variability between interpretation of readers). The question would be how occlude ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schroeder
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Generally cardiologist will only perform caths if they suspect the benefits outweigh the risks which they often do as the rate of complications is low ... Read More

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