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My brother had heart cath and has blood clot on testicles, what's going to happen?

My brother had heart cath and has blood clot on testicles, what's going to happen?

Not enough info: Sorry, there's not enough information to give you a satisfactory answer. ...Read more

Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Cardiac Catheterization (Definition)

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


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Had a heart cath done last week and all pain went away now my testical has sharp pain. Is this possibly related?

Had a heart cath done last week and all pain went away now my testical has sharp pain. Is this possibly related?

Need more info...: Without more info on the specific features (when, where, how...) & sequence of events of the pain and other related symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed, it is hard to draw a conclusion or give a definite opinion for right care. How to get these done correctly? Follow instructions in formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Then you can work closer & better with doc so to gain such goal. ...Read more

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My dad has swollen testicles and also his legs and stomach to the point he can't walk from the pain and size of his testicles. he just had a heart cat?

My dad has swollen testicles and also his legs and stomach to the point he can't walk from the pain and size of his testicles. he just had a heart cat?

Edema: Based on your description sounds like your father has heart disease anday have swelling related to impaired heart function. He needs to be examined anday need test and medications to deal with this swelling. A call to his heart doc is needed. ...Read more

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Can heart cath show how shtrong your heart is ?

Can heart cath show how shtrong  your heart is  ?

Yes: Often in a heart cath, a left ventriculgram is done. In this image, a large volume of contrast is power injected into the left ventricular cavity to allow the doctor to watch the heart contracting. This gives information about the size, strength and wall motion of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is a high risk heart cath?

What is a high risk heart cath?

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 more

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Stress test or heart cath for beter results ?

Stress test or heart cath for beter results 
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Low vs ?Higher Value: Stress tests only capable of detecting very advanced disease, ↑chances of heart attack & do nothing to solve issues (i quit doing these 1995). Angiogram with PTCA option has risks (usually small) but can see problems & offers opportunity to open arteries & decrease symptoms at same time. The bigger issues are optimizing lipoproteins (nmr particle test), hba1c & bp, etc. To ↓↓↓ disease progression. ...Read more

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How soon after a heart cath can a patient do yoga?

How soon after a heart cath can a patient do yoga?

See details: It depends what is found on the cath. If the cath is unremarkable, you can exercise the next day. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart cath and ablation?

What is the difference between a heart cath and ablation?

Plumbing vs electric: Heart cath or angiogram is the procedure where the cardiologist injects the dye into arteries of the heart and looks at x ray images. Sometimes does balloon to dilate and/ or put in a stent. Heart ablation is electrophysiology procedure of breaking the electrical circuit of the heart to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have heart cath if i'm allergic to iodine?

How dangerous is it to have heart cath if i'm allergic to iodine?

Discuss with MD: Can be potentially life- threatening. You must discuss this situation with your physician and decide whether an alternative approach is a possibility or whether premedication is needed. ...Read more

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How soon after a heart cath with two stints can a patient do yoga?

How soon after a heart cath with two stints can a patient do yoga?

Ask the cardiologist: That question needs to be answered by the patient's cardiologist, not a doctor over the internet. ...Read more

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Why do a stress test what dose it shows is it same as heart cath ?

A stress test: Will give information about the physiologic response to the physical challenge of exercise. This is probably more important than the underlying anatomy. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should a patient stick to after a heart cath surgery?

What kind of diet should a patient stick to after a heart cath surgery?

Dean Ornish: The ornish diet is very focused on heart healh. He has been working on food as a complimentary treatment to traditional medicine. ...Read more

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After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would i likely have?

After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would i likely have?

Yes: If a heart cath. Was done through the femoral artery ("groin access"), the catheter is inserted very close to the abdominal cavity. If there is bleeding from the cath site, it may bleed into the abdomen/pelvis.
This may result in back/abdominal pain, lightheadedness/dizziness from blood loss, and/or fast heart rate.
If this is a concern, it requires prompt evaluation in your emergency dept. ...Read more

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I, m sorry i ask a lots of? But why do I get strong pvcs with normal cardio work up ....Normal heart cath

PVCs: Pvcs are annoying. Ask your doctor about medication to suppress them. A 1c agent would be preferred and is usually very effective if your heart is structurally normal. The normal heart cath is reassuring in terms of the question of safety vs risk but doesn't make the pvcs feel any better. ...Read more

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What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

Exercise stress test: The EST tests the functionality of the heart as you are asking it to do more and more work in a gradually increasing fashion and you watch to see how it responds to that stress. Various norms have been set up over many years and it is used all around the world. ...Read more

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Had heart cath last Tuesday . Monday started having headaches Monday . Taking ibeprofin doesn.'t help anything else i can take?

Had heart cath last Tuesday . Monday started  having headaches Monday . Taking ibeprofin doesn.'t help anything else i can take?

CathCannotSee CADs,: only narrowings of artery lumens left behind after previous plaque ruptures & clots. All NSAIDs, except aspirin, =slightly pro-clotting & tend to ↑ CVDs event rates. Tylenol is neutral, ASA slows blood clotting (though best outcomes at routine doses <100 mg/day). Most HAs are vascular (called migraine) & several Tx options but few I can explain here. Optimize CVDs drivers: Lipoproteins, HbA1c, BP. ...Read more

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I need a heart cath but am very allergic to the dye they use and am sensitive to a lot of Meds any suggestions as to what I can I do?

Allergist: Evaluation prior to the procedure, those reactions are uncommon those days because of the new radiocontrast media they use, anyways, it isn't a true allergic reaction, rather a side effect, and there are protocols to avoid such side effect involving taking medicines at certain hours before the cath or any radiography with contrast, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Thank you in advance 43 m having chest and sholder pain for long time heart cath clear many other test with heart normal but i still have lots pain ?

Prognosis is good: You might have a condition called microvascular dysfunction, meaning that the arteries that can only be seen under microscope are mot working properly. There are a few small studies saying that a medication called ranaxa helps. Also exercise should help out endothelial function. The good thing is that your prognosis is very good. ...Read more

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Recent heart cath "totally clean". Have had bad cholesteral values for 25 years. Allergic reactions to all cholesteral meds. With a clean cath and an ef of 70% from and echo, should I even worry about a medication to lower cholesteral?

A : A presumably normal angiogram significantly lowers your risk particularly if you are not having cardiac symptoms. However, some risk remains because the angiogram takes a picture of the inside of the artery. The angiogram does not "see" the wall of the artery where arteriosclerosis takes place but can only identify whether that buidup in the wall is causing obstruction in the arterial tube. In other words, you could be building some plaque in the wall the angiogram does not see. You can see into the wall with certain tests such as special ct calcium scoring but that involves some radiation and only sees hard calcified plaque, not soft plaque. Family history is very important in these situations as well as your age. If your family history is benign and you are old enough to have developed plaque in presence of risk factors, this is a very good sign. You should look at your total cardiac risk including a detailed lipid profile and weigh that risk against the medications. If in doubt, consult the web and consult with a member of the national lipid association for an expert opinion on lipid management. ...Read more

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Just had a heart cath., told that I have a twisted artery .What is the dangers?

Just had a heart cath., told that I have a twisted artery .What is the dangers?

Maybe none: An artery becomes "twisted" or more tortuous usually secondary to high blood pressure. If there is no blockage in the artery, it may not pose any additional risk. Ask the cardiologist who performed the cath. ...Read more

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What does bridging during heart cath mean?

What does bridging during heart cath mean?

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 more

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What is hypokinesis seen on heart cath? Otherwise normal

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

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How often heart cath is done with some one with no block arterys ?

How  often heart cath is done with some one with no block arterys ?

Not often: A ct angio may be a reasonable alternative. Sounds like the cath is being performed because it can be not because it needs to be. ...Read more

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I, m so stress out about geti g my heart cath test in morning help ?

I, m so stress out about geti g my heart cath test in morning help ?

Breathing exercises: You can do some breathing exercises to help with this: breathe in to 4 counts, hold breath for 7 counts, and then breathe out through your mouth with "whoosh" sound for 8 counts. Do this several times to balance your nervous system. Also you can place your attention on your heart region, picture someone you love & who loves you unconditionally, and breathe gently. Could even be a pet. Be well. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more