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How long does it take for your groin area to recover from a cardiac catherization?

How long does it take for your groin area to recover from a cardiac catherization?

Typically 7-10 days.: Typically 7 to 10 days. However it depends on diagnostic versus interventional procedures. If there is bleeding, recovery would be longer. Also, if closure device was used, there might be discomfort for a longer period of time. ...Read more

Catheterization (Definition)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts ...Read more


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I am undergoing a cardiac catherization in a couple of weeks. Is it ok for me to consume alcohol?

I am undergoing a cardiac catherization in a couple of weeks. Is it ok for me to consume alcohol?

Limited: One serving of alcohol per day until one week prior to the catheterization and then none, since it may interact with sedation and bleeding. ...Read more

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During cardiac catherization, if blockage found, which best to use to open the blockage:balloon or stint, cons and pros please?

During cardiac catherization, if blockage found, which best to use to open the blockage:balloon or stint, cons and pros please?

Stents: Provided that the anatomy is favorable for such. Stenting keeps arteries open longer....Disadvantage is need for Plavix (clopidogrel) after which is generally far outweighed by benefits. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac catherization 10 years ago to see the size of my patent ductus artereosis. It was very small so it was left as is. My cardiologist had no concern and I was never prescribed any medications. I had no other follow up after that. Now, I am 27

I had a cardiac catherization 10 years ago to see the size of my patent ductus artereosis. It was very small so it was left as is. My cardiologist had no concern and I was never prescribed any medications. I had no other follow up after that. Now, I am 27

Likely all ok: A small PDA present at age 17 is likely going to remain small and unobtrusive for life. If concerned about it, a good cardiac exam with the stethoscope, an electrocardiogram (electrical tracing of the heart) and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) can give you the assurance that you need. Much of that might be overkill, however. I suspect you are just fine. ...Read more

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Spect images demonstrate inferior and apical reversibility from my nuclear stress test. Is a cardiac catherization must be done?

Spect images demonstrate inferior and apical reversibility from my nuclear stress test. Is a cardiac catherization must be done?

Not enough data...: Inferior ; apical reversibility means there is some ischemia in those regions. Without seeing the images it is difficult to tell how much. If there is very mild ischemia, some cardiologists may decide to do medical management (only medicines). If there is any significant amount of ischemia, cardiac catheterization is usually done. Again, it depends on the clinical scenario. Not enough data. ...Read more

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Cardiac catherization showed100% blockage in LAD & other (oy has collateral). Do I need immediately cabg, robotic assisted bypass, or just medicine now?

Cardiac catherization showed100% blockage in LAD & other (oy has collateral). Do I need immediately cabg, robotic assisted bypass, or just medicine now?

It depends: CABG gives good revascularization with durable, dependable results for most.
The risks are dependent on other factors
heart and lung and kidney function.
If you are stable, work with your doctors to be in the best shape before procedures.
The specific coronary anatomy, distal target sites help us guide the choices. ...Read more

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If someone gets stents during a cardiac catherization, will they be prescribed aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) or both? If both do the same thing then why both?

If someone gets stents during a cardiac catherization, will they be prescribed aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) or both? If both do the same thing then why both?

Antiplatelet: Dual antiplatelet treatment is standard of care based on multiple studies, Aspirin works by the prostaglandin pathway, clopidogrel (& others) work via the P2Y12 receptor pathway, you need at least both pathways, there are numerous other pathways to platelet activation, ...Read more

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During cardiac catherization procedure, if 100% blockage found in an artery, would the dye injected & the chather used cause plague moving or problem?

During cardiac catherization procedure, if 100% blockage found in an artery, would the dye injected & the chather used cause plague moving or problem?

Cardiac cath: During cath a 100% blockage or any blockage is not disrupted by the dye or catheter. But a rare complication during the procedure can happen like a dissection of the coronaries induced either by the cathete or the dye. This can happen either with blockage or without. ...Read more

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What is cardiac catheterization?

What is cardiac catheterization?

Tubes & X-Ray Info: A tube in inserted via a peripheral artery &/or vein, passed through the vessel to the heart arteries & into &/or through the heart chambers to measure pressure, blood flow &/or "see blood" via dye injected into the blood flowing through artery (s) &/or vein (s) near/around heart. Dye in the blood makes blood column show on X-Ray for a few seconds to see outline of artery &/or heart chamber opening. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac catheterization?

What is a cardiac catheterization?

Diagnose ; treat: A cardiac catheterization is test done in an special x-ray suite (catheterization laboratory) where long, thin, flexible tubes are directed to the heart through veins and/or arteries to diagnose and treat various forms of heart disease. In the best hands, this is an important tool with valuable results and low risks. ...Read more

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Why is cardiac catheterization done?

Why is cardiac catheterization done?

Variety of reasons: Cardiac catheterization is performed to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of heart problems. Measurements are made of pressure, blood flow, and oxygen saturation in the heart. X-ray dye is injected and pictures taken of the arteries and chambers of the heart. Based on the information obtained, a treatment plan is developed. ...Read more

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Is cardiac catheterization intrusive?

Is cardiac catheterization intrusive?

Yes: It's an invasive procedure in which a catheter (small tube) is inserted in an artery (blood vessel) in your wrist or groin, then fed backwards to your heart in order to take pictures of the heart arteries. ...Read more

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What is cardiac catheterization help?

What is cardiac catheterization help?

Its diagnostic: Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic test to evaluate pts with coronary artery blockages, valve disease, congenital heart problems etc. From there the operator determines if surgery or stenting etc is needed. Its very accurate but is invasive. ...Read more

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What does a cardiac catheterization do?

What does a cardiac catheterization do?

Takes a picture: Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to make hemodynamics measurements regarding the function of the heart. ...Read more

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Can you describe cardiac catheterization?

Can you describe cardiac catheterization?

See Below: Usually, sedation is given - a 2mm incision is made in the femoral artery at the groin, a sheath is inserted, the artery is cannulated with a catheter, dye is injected via catheter to provide contrast so that the cardiologist can read the images via fluoroscopy (x-ray).The injection of dye is repeated to attain images of the heart from enough angles to provide a complete 'picture' of coronaries. ...Read more

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What is a double cardiac catheterization?

Double catheterization: We don't use that terminology but perhaps you mean a right and left heart catheterization. ...Read more

Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more