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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Monitor patient: The nurse would monitor the patient to identify complications such as bleeding, stroke, low or high blood pressure, and irregularities of the pulse. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The length of time to perform a cardiac catheterization depends on many variables. Often, for a straightforward case, the waiting and preparation tak ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
By closing entry: Cardiac catheterization is the procedure where a plastic tube is placed in an artery in the groin or wrist and under xray guidance dye is injected ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac catheterizat: For most patients cardiac catheterization is a low risk procedure, it is not without risk though so should not be done unless a good reason for it is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Rest and fluids: Post cardiac cath. Pts should rest and not lift greater than ten pounds or drive for 48 hrs. Drink plenty of water to flush out the dye and keep an ey ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
Probably not: A few risks come to mind with your condition and a trip of this nature. First, if the train climbs to high altitudes, you might be more prone to expe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Do what you like.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Complicated question: You ask a VERY complicated question about a complex medical history. The 1st thing to ascertain: "why do you need a pericardial window?" Normally, the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Usually just monitor: Thee monitoring consists of blood pressure and heart rate observation, and watching for chest pain. If it was an exercise treadmill test, people can h ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Arrest : Perform immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Article: An intra operative pulmonary blood flow study can be performed. I found this reference which hopefully will help: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/ ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury , so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better o ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Schwartz
Specializes in Urology
Intermittent cath: Only intermittent catheterization, until mess help or your bladder recovers.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
?: Not sure what you mean... Can you rephrase your question? Thanks.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Berger
30 years experience Cardiology
Call your doctor: I agree this is a long time to wait. You should call your doctors office to find out if they have received the test results.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
That is o.k.: Your md is trying to make a diagnoses of the dysrrhythmia by doing the holter and that is o.K!
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Dr. Michael Mascia
48 years experience Critical Care
Go through local doc: Your family physician is the best link 2 help u find a medical specialist. In emergency situations, it is best 2 go through your local emergency room. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, as long as his blood pressure and pulse are monitored periodically.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Different settings: There are different settings for this. The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circ ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ventilator: Steer protocols deal with weaning patients from the ventilator. S-screen; t-test; e-exercise; e-evaluate; r-report.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: First a degree in nursing as an rn. The only other requirement that i know of is to be certified in cpr, that is bcls and acls. (basic and andvanced c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: It would be unusual, we do not allow it in our hospital

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