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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Where is the perma cath placed for dialysis?

Where is the perma cath placed  for dialysis?

The neck: The permacath is placed in the internal jugular vein on either the right or left side of the neck. It is generally considered a temporary dialysis access, with an arteriovenous fistula being the favored dialysis access. It is recommended that people not shower with a permcath because it increases the infection risk. ...Read more

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During coronary angioplasty how are catheters inserted into the femoral artery to the heart?

During coronary angioplasty how are catheters inserted into the femoral artery to the heart?

Depends: Depending on the arterial access , a single IV like catheter is placed called an arterial sheath. All catheters are fed thru the sheath using a j-shaped guide wire. Most sheaths are placed in the femoral artery others in the radial arteries. All arteries lead back to the heart in a retrograde fashion and the catheter is manipulated into the artery of intrest for repair with angioplaty and stent. ...Read more

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Mri(magnetic resonance imaging ) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Mri(magnetic resonance imaging ) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read more

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Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

AV fistula: Countless studies and decades of research have shown a clear advantage for patients who undergo hemodialysis through an av fistula. The second best is an av graft and all catheter-based modalities for hemodialysis are a distant third. ...Read more

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When inserting a Shiley catheter, is it better to use flouroscopy, rather than ultrasound, for placement?

Ask your doctor: Anyone who is doing this procedure would have a set technique and policies in place for whatever visualizing equipment they are using. It does no good for someone else to tell you what they might use or think is better in their hands. ...Read more

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Coronary stenting with bioabsorbable materials? Greek to me

Coronary stenting with bioabsorbable materials? Greek to me

Stents dissolve: Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys. Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents. ...Read more

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Are the rods used for scoliosis surgery more flexible than the harrington rod?

Are the rods used for scoliosis surgery more flexible than the harrington rod?

Variable: Modern scoliosis rods have different properties based on their thickness (cross sectional area) and their metallurgy (ie titanium is more flexible). Another important bit of knowledge about the implants are whether or not they are MRI safe. ...Read more

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What's a pulmonary artery catheter used for?

Cardiac function: The PA catheter is used to measure pressures in the pulmonary circulation and measure cardiac output . Both are critical informations needed to assess cardiac function in critically sick patients and guide therapy. ...Read more

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Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Yes, but...: They are not usually covered by any insurance plans. They will cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 if you decide to purchase one. I advise that anyone who purchases one take a CPR class with instruction on using an aed. If you have to use one skill, you will probably have to use the other. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

Why do physicians use metal needles to access dialysis fistula?

It is less traumatic: Usually specially-trained nurses or technicians access dialysis fistulas, not physicians. Metal needles are used to help penetrate the skin and the thickened wall of the vein accurately and with minimal trauma. Sometimes blunt needles are used (if a buttonholing technique is being employed). ...Read more

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Pro/con of supra pubic catheters in an MS patient who has lost use of the penis?

Pro/con of supra pubic catheters in an MS patient who has lost use of the penis?

See below: Pro: no urethral catheter or erosions, may have a slightly lower risk of uti con: requires a minor surgical procedure to insert, must be changed every 4-6 weeks (like a urethral catheter), still requires a bag. ...Read more

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How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...Read more

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My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

My op rpt say 3 bioabsorbable suture anchors containing 6 fiberwire sutures were used to bring the rotator cuff up to the tuberiosity.1or2 row stitch?

Cant be certain. : From the information provided, one can't say for sure. If you had a large rct tear, then it is likely a single row. ...Read more

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Is it possible that suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my of aged parents, with URI bladder ca?

Is it possible that suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my of aged parents, with URI bladder ca?

Depends: on age , health, status and stage of the disease etc. Supra-pubic cathether is simple low risk procedure could be done under local anesthesia , disadvantage catheter hangs out side, Conduit is a relatively major procedure , stomal bag could be applied , easy to maintain , done only if life expectancy is longer Speak to the doctor , will advise the best suited procedure ...Read more

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How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?

How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?

X-ray: They place the catheter into the artery through the skin. They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it. ...Read more

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