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Device Port A Cath
PORT-A-CATH: This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids. The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Like most of medicine and life, you have to balance relative risk vs absolute risk. The absolute risk of an lvad is high (stroke, infection, death) but if the heart is really failing and a donor cannot be found, the relative risk of not doing an lvad may be higher than putting one in. It all depends on the overall clinical circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A Malecot catheter is more typically used to drain the kidney via a passage through the back or the bladder through a suprapubic passage. It has soft extended flanges at its tip to help hold it in place. A Foley catheter has a smooth rounded tip and is inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder ...Read more
Stent: Probably yes, after about three months the stent is covered with endothelial cells and becomes part if the vessel wall. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It happens often with patients. Nurses are aware of this and it's usually not a problem since it's not usually voluntary. ...Read more
Is it contraindicated to insert a urinary catheter into a patient who has a myocardial infarction?
No: Likely indicated since they will be in bed, and to monitor intake and output. ...Read more
Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more
Yes: Is not possible to have bypass surgery without first having cardiac catheterization. The surgeon requires a detailed picture of the coronary anatomy to know if the patient is suitable for bypass surgery and to know where to put the bypass grafts during the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From heart cath, coronary procedure notes: femoral angio with loss of flow into sf. no closure. what does this mean?
See below: SF is superficial femoral artery. From your brief description, it sounds like you had temporary compromise to the circulation in your leg. That can be from spasm, clot, or tear. It must be okay or you'd be in pain and they would have operated. However, to not exacerbate it, they did not use a closure device which, otherwise, would have been used. ...Read more