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How Does Someone Best Recover After A Cardiac Catheterization
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
My cardioligist wants me to have a cardiac catheterization and maybe a stent inserted. What do the best recent studies indicate?
CATH at 33: You are young to be needing coronary angiography and possible stenting. You should get a clear discussion of what the doc is testing for and why he believes a stent may be indicated. If you are not comfortable get a second opinion. When indicated, stenting is very effective therapy. ...Read more
Recovery from cardiac catheterization? My doctor is sending me for one and i need to know how much time to take off work to recover. Or can I go back the next day?
What do you suggest if my cardioligist wants me to have a cardiac catheterization and maybe a stent inserted. I understand that the best recent study indicates?
Recommendation: You should discuss the pros and cons of the doctor's recommendations with the doctor. If you are uncomfortable, you should seek a second opinion. There isn't enough information here to advise you from here. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what was done (ie just pictures or how many stents), was it done for a heart attack or electively, how was it done (groin or wrist), were there any complications, what type of work do you do, etc. Having said that, for routine procedures, i usually let patients with sedentary jobs return to work in 24-48 h or for heavy labor 48-72 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The test is done for various reasons such as to look at the coronary arteries or to evaluate valves. No blockages in the arteries, normal pressures, normal contraction of the heart, and no leakage or blocks in the valves would be a normal test. Well also normal size of the heart chambers, no clots or humors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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