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Can a doctor normally do a urinary catheterization when doing an angiogram lower extremities?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
No: There should not be a need for a catheter.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard commented
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
This would only be done if the surgeon was planning a more extensive procedure such as stunting.
Apr 5, 2013
Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology 12 years experience
It depends: Angiograms of the lower extremities are potentially long procedures with up to 6 hours of recovery time. If i know the procedure could be difficult due to complex intervention, i will consider inserting a urinary catheter in order to avoid having to move the patient when they need to urinate.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2013

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