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A 29-year-old female asked:

how much does a heart catheterization on average cost in south africa?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
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 your country.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it true that a heart catheterization procedure is dangerous?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
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 they are quite serious, so you should always make the decision for a heart cath in conjunction with an experienced cardiologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do some people need a heart catheterization?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Diagnostic : For certain heart problems (cad), cardiac catheterization is the best diagnostic tool. Also, based on findings during cath, interventions can be done as indicated.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Hoping you can tell me, is heart catheterization procedure dangerous?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 are recorded. When done catheter removed, wound closed and patient recovered. The risk is quite low for most people on the level of 1 death/1000 patients even lower in some labs.
A 48-year-old member asked:

My mom is having a heart catheterization procedure tomorrow and I am so worried. Is this dangerous thing?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering how serious is a heart catheterization?

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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Cardiology 20 years experience
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. The major complications are stroke, heart attack or death; these are about 1 in 1000.

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