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Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Pressure measurement: Right heart catheterization is usually carried out to measure oxygen levels, intracardiac pressures, and cardiac output, as well as cardiac tissue biopsies. The right side of the heart is reached through the venous system (from the leg (femoral) or the neck (jugular) vein). A catheter (plastic tube) is used to carry out the above tasks and a bioptome is used to do the biopsy. ...Read more

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Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Training the bladder with a Foley catheter?

Need more Info: At your age its difficult to comprehend your question. Foley catheters are a major cause of bladder and kidney infections. Be careful. ...Read more

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What's a Foley catheter infection?

What's a Foley catheter infection?

Bladder or urethral: Infection because germs travel up alongside or through the catheter. Hence we always try to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, or even to try and avoid using them in the first place. However, they are usually inserted for sound medical reasons. ...Read more

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Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. to urinary bladder. Mild cirum. wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs. ?

I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more

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Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Could suprapubic cathether be better than ileal conduit surgery for my father with URI bladder cancer?

Here are some ...: Radical cystectomy with non-continent (ileal conduit) or continent (neo-bladder) diversion is the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer for appropriate surgical candidates. So, suprapubic catheter has no position for treating bladder cancer but only in case for palliative care. Meanwhile, would you tell me what is URI bladder cancer? For additional detail? Ask treating Doc timely. ...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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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

Here are some...: I would still recommend a 83-year man to undergo PVP procedure with Greenlight laser if his overall medical condition is reasonable and still able to urinate to a degree despite some residual urine. Suprapubic cystostomy or tube is reserved for men with a fully dysfunctional bladder, i.e., a " complete" bladder atony. ...Read more

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Might doctors see carotid artery during PFO closure in cath lab?

Might doctors see carotid artery during PFO closure in cath lab?

They don't but can: Usually angiogram of the aorta and carotid arteries is not part of the cath. Procedure for pfo closure. So it is not performed. But, technically, an angiogram of the carotids, coronaries or other structures can be performed during the same procedure if there was an indication for it. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Clear cardiac cath, but chest pain and troponin 0.9, 3.8, then 4.3. Causes?

Clear cardiac cath, but chest pain and troponin 0.9, 3.8, then 4.3. Causes?

Abnormal troponin: In your case it could be from vasospasm of the blood vessels supplying the heart. Troponin elevation is also not always because of a heart attack. It can be elevated because of heart strain from lung clot, increased pressures inside the lung, etc .. ...Read more

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38 wk pregnant, bilateral hydronephroses rt kidney7.5mm, 1.5cmlft kidney, bladder elongated, 2vessel cord 1umbilical artery. Complicated & surgery need?

38 wk pregnant, bilateral hydronephroses rt kidney7.5mm, 1.5cmlft kidney, bladder elongated, 2vessel cord 1umbilical artery. Complicated & surgery need?

Fetal hydronephrosis: Mild right, moderate left kidney. Presume normal amniotic fluid. Elongated bladder suggests baby, if male, may have urethral valves, or bladder reflux if of either sex. Should be able to proceed with pregnancy as normal. Suggest contact a pediatric urologist. Baby needs work-up after birth, ultrasound & VCUG (bladder xray). Start antibiotics (amoxicillin) & circ. If a boy. May need surgery later. ...Read more

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Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

Had colostomy surgery for colon/bladder fistula. Have a super pubic catheter from previous. Since surgery the cath hasn't drained - bladder flush?

Call your surgeon: While it seems likely that flushing may resolve a suprapubic catheter that is not draining, it is critical that you contact your surgeon for advise. This it sounds like the surgery was fairly recent and because your repair may be adversely affected if the flush is done incorrectly (and if the flushing does not work, your surgeon will need to see you anyways), best to put him/her on alert. ...Read more

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Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Can catheter/cardiac ablation ease pvc's?

Ablation: If PVC's are very frequent and cause a lot of symptoms despite medical therapy , ablation might be an option to decrease symptoms or to suppress the PVC that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Small lump under incision after cardiac catheterization normal?

Small lump under incision after cardiac catheterization normal?

lump: There is often a small hematoma under the site of a cardiac cath. Discuss with the catheterizing team whether some other problem may be present in you. ...Read more

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I had Laparascopic inguinal hernia repair. I had pain and urethra trauma from the bladder cath. Why cath NON indicated patients with empty bladder?

I had Laparascopic inguinal hernia repair. I had pain and urethra trauma from the bladder cath. Why cath NON indicated patients with empty bladder?

Depends: The most common problem facing patients immediately after surgery is that of urinary retention, the inability to pass urine. This is a side effect of the anesthesia and is usually relieved after a few hours. If urinary retention is prolonged, you may have a catheter inserted into your urethra. The catheter is left overnight and removed in the morning. I would ask the surgeon why you needed the Catheter. I am sorry that you were traumatized. ...Read more