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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
QUITE UNLIKELY: but if you are concerned, if you are middle aged and have risk factors it wouldn't hurt to get a baseline electrocardiogram and have an exam to get an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Unlikely, less than 5%.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: The risk of bleeding at the puncture site is approximately 1 in 100, whether it is the brachial artery (at the elbow) or in the groin (femoral artery) ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Radial artery pain: on occasion the radial artery is injured causing forearm discomfort., Typically this responds to simple over the counter analgesics, initially ice p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Call ur Cardiologist: As part of your discharge instructions, you should have been instructed to contact your Cardiologist for worsening pain at insertion site as well as i ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
So sorry --: I hope you get the right help from a vascular surgeon in your area -- consider a second opinion from Cleveland Clinic
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Yes, it is. In fact some centers prefer that route.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Risk: The procedural risk is the same each time;doesn't increase with successive procedures
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
Not often: A ct angio may be a reasonable alternative. Sounds like the cath is being performed because it can be not because it needs to be.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Need more info...: Without more info on the specific features (when, where, how...) & sequence of events of the pain and other related symptoms + physical exam + tes ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
No: It is highly unlikely that another cath will uncover new blockages if the one performed last year was truly angiographically normal. If additional ev ... Read More
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