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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
During cardiac catherization, if blockage found, which best to use to open the blockage:balloon or stint, cons and pros please?
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac catherization showed100% blockage in LAD & other (oy has collateral). Do I need immediately cabg, robotic assisted bypass, or just medicine now?
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
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?
I recently had a cardiac catherization done everything turned out well but I got a real bad reaction on my face and neck so bad my face broke out with real bad acne and neck what can I do?
During cardiac catherization procedure, if 100% blockage found in an artery, would the dye injected & the chather used cause plague moving or problem?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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