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Dr. Austina Cho
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Reconnaissance: A cardiac diagnostic procedure is a reconnaissance mission to find out what's wrong. A cardiac intervention is used to fix it. Intervention usually consists of angioplasty (balloon dilitation) with or without placement of a stent in the dilated coronary artery. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

In a diagnostic : procedure, they are just trying to figure out if there is a problem and what it is. In an intervention, they are trying to fix a problem, like a blockage in an artery, for instance. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Army?: It's like reconnaissance versus "search and destroy" missions. Diagnostic invasive procedures or heart caths inject dye down the artery to see the problem. Intervention means they've put a wire and balloon (usually followed by a stent) as well down the artery to "intervene" and fix the problem. ...Read more

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What exercise limitations will I have after a cardiac cath procedure?

What exercise limitations will I have after a cardiac cath procedure?

Depends on findings: The procedure itself will not limit your exercise choices but what the doctors find may require some adjustments. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac catheterization procedure?

What is a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Multiple Aspects: A catheterization can be both diagnostic (i.e. Determine information) and therapeutic (i.e. Treat disease). A catheter is like a long iv. Catheters are inserted into arteries and/or veins and threaded up into your heart. Some catheters measure pressure (unique to cath), other's inject dye for pictures, and yet others have balloons and stents to treat diseases. ...Read more

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How is a cardiac catheterization procedure concluded?

How is a cardiac catheterization procedure concluded?

By closing entry: Cardiac catheterization is the procedure where a plastic tube is placed in an artery in the groin or wrist and under xray guidance dye is injected to visualize the coronary arteries and see if blockages are present. At the end of the procedure the catheter is removed from the entry point and pressure is held to stop bleeding, a closing device may place a plug or a stitch may be placed. ...Read more

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What procedure is involved in cardiac catheterization?

What procedure is involved in cardiac catheterization?

An angiogram: Where contrast is injected into coronary arteries for visualization under fluoroscopy. ...Read more

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How long does a cardiac catheterization procedure last?

How long does a cardiac catheterization procedure last?

Depends: Depends on what is being done. For a simple left heart diagnostic cath, about 20 minutes. If it's a left and right heart diagnostic cath, about 40 minutes. If an angioplasty and stent are also placed, about 60-90 minutes. If there are technical problems, it can sometimes take longer. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with the cardiac ablation procedure?

Has anyone had success with the cardiac ablation procedure?

Lots: Cardiac ablations are highly successful procedures to help manage and sometimes cure cardiac dysrhythmias. The key is to find a really good ep doc. ...Read more

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When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

Different settings: There are different settings for this. The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circumstances, angioplasty (opening the occluded artery) saves lives. Cardiac catheterization is also indicated in patients with chest pain or shortness of breath with a positive stress test or high risk. Your doctor should decide. ...Read more

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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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Is it contraindicated to get more than one stent during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Is it contraindicated to get more than one stent during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

No: No, we do it all the time. Although it is unusual, I have put in as many as 7 stents at one time. The average number of stents per patient is 1 .5. ...Read more

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Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure . Cons and pros please. Thank.

Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure . Cons and pros please. Thank.

Yes, if needed: Total blockage may occur suddenly - this is what causes a heart attack. Then the goal of the procedure is to get the blocked artery open asap (<90min) to save otherwise dying heart muscle. If the blockage is chronic, then it should be opened if the supplied muscle is alive and the patient's active lifestyle brings out symptoms. Stress scanning may be helpful to determine this. ...Read more

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During cardiac catherization procedure, if 100% blockage found in an artery , would the dye injected & the chather used cause plague moving or problem?

During cardiac catherization procedure, if 100% blockage found in an artery , would the dye injected & the chather used cause plague moving or problem?

Cardiac cath: During cath a 100% blockage or any blockage is not disrupted by the dye or catheter. But a rare complication during the procedure can happen like a dissection of the coronaries induced either by the cathete or the dye. This can happen either with blockage or without. ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have a cardiac cath two days from today. I just discovered I have jock itch can I still have the procedure?

Radial artery: Approach is being used extensively now which would make your question moot. If still a question ask your doctor. ...Read more