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Groin Pain After Heart Cath
Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one
Groin pain: You may have a small knot in the groin causing pain if there is swelling or moderate discoloration or pain in the lower leg see your cardiologist. ...Read more
This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more
Had heart cath 6days ago through groin. Bruised & knot where procedure occurred and 2&1/2 inches down from that area. Normal?
I had a R & L heart cath 9 days ago both in my right groin. Today it started hurting 5/10 after walking around shopping mall for 1 hr. Is this normal?
NOT: See if there is swelling or bruising.....the contact PMD. ...Read more
Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent. 3 weeks post op still has hard swelling. Is this bad?
How long does soreness last from heart cath done this past thursday & looks like some beat me as have large area of bruise on groin and upoer leg?
Bruising is common: Typically soreness should last only a few days whereas bruising might persist for weeks. Reabsorption of blood between facial layers takes time (the cause of the bruising). If femoral nerve trauma or irritation is present the pain in the groin might persist for some time (neuropathic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does soreness last from heart cath done 3 days ago and why huge bruising at groin leg site of the cath?
How long does soreness last from recent heart cath and is it normal to have huge bruises in groin and leg at site of cath?
Huge? Not the norm: But possible - a bruise might form at the catheter insertion site, and the area may feel sore or tender for about a week. Let your doctor know if you have problems such as: a constant or large amount of bleeding at the insertion site that can't be stopped with a small bandage. Unusual pain, swelling, redness at or near the insertion site. Talk to your doctor about activity restriction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had heart cath through both femoral arteries two days ago for svt. Now severe cramping from right groin through thigh. Should I be concerned?
Yes: It sounds like you had an electrophysiology study not a heart cath. Regardless, there could be vascular trauma that could lead to clots forming in the thigh veins. You should go and get evaluated along with an ultrasound of the leg vasculature to be safe. ...Read more
Heart cath 5 days ago, cramping in right groin and thigh. Doc says it is fine as long as I have pedal pulse. Now my foot is cold. What should I do?
Let me explaIN: A myocardial bridge is a band of heart muscle that lies on top of a coronary artery, instead of underneath it. With a myocardial bridge, part of a coronary artery dips into and underneath the heart muscle and then comes back out again. The band of muscle that lies on top of the coronary artery is called a "bridge, " and this is how the condition gets its name. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyokinesis: Describes an area of the heart not contracting as well as the other areas around it. Can come from a lack of sufficient blood flow to the heart muscle in that area, or could indicate damage from a previous heart attack. ...Read more
Cath: High risk cardiac cath would refer to the risk of the procedure in the individual patient. Cardiac cath in and of itself carries a fairly low risk but in some people because of their condition, the risk is higher and in some, the risk is much higher because of their instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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