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What are nursing implications following a cardiac catheterization?

What are nursing implications following a cardiac catheterization?

Not much: Assuming you had no radioactive infusions, you should be able to nurse as soon as you can hold the baby. Sometimes your post catheterization instructions give you activity restrictions. As long as you observe these and fell well enough to hold the baby, you should be able to nurse. ...Read more

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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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What does a cardiac catheterization do ?

What does a cardiac catheterization do ?

Takes a picture: Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to make hemodynamics measurements regarding the function of the heart. ...Read more

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What is a double cardiac catheterization?

What is a double cardiac catheterization?

Double catheterization: We don't use that terminology but perhaps you mean a right and left heart catheterization. ...Read more

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Is cardiac catheterization covered by insurance?

Is cardiac catheterization covered by insurance?

Depends: This depends completely on your insurance, deductible, co-pays, co-insurance, and maximum out of pocket. This question is best directed to your insurance company. Also, your cardiologist will be required to attain an authorization from your insurance for any elective procedure, such as a cath. The hospital attains authorizations for emergent procedures. ...Read more

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Can someone die during a cardiac catheterization?

Can someone die during a cardiac catheterization?

Yes: The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death. ...Read more

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Is the cardiac catheterization a risky thing to do?

Some risk...: The procedure involves threading a catheter through your artery, often from the groin area up to the heart and inside it. It is an invasive procedure and this infections, bleeding, cardiac arrythmia risks etc....Also, this process also uses some dye, thus can cause some kidneys trouble, or even an allergic reaction etc.... Fortunately, this is done commonly and risks are low... Good luck. ...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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What exactly happens when you get cardiac catheterization?

What exactly happens when you get cardiac catheterization?

Hollow plastic tube: A hollow plastic tube (catheter) is advanced through an artery to the heart. Contrast dye is injected through the tube and x-ray movies are taken as the contrast enters the heart. Measurements are taken through the tube of pressures and blood flow within the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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What conditions indicate a need for a cardiac catheterization?

What conditions indicate a need for a cardiac catheterization?

Varied: Cardiac catheterization is the procedure where a plastic tube is placed through either an arm or groin artery up to the heart to visualize the coronary arteries. This determines if there are blockages that require medication, stents or surgery. It is preceded first by a stress test to determine is there is a problem with a lack of blood supply to the heart. This condition is called ischemia. ...Read more

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What are preparations before and after cardiac catheterization?

What are preparations before and after cardiac catheterization?

Multiple: Typically, a patient having catheterization in the morning will be instructed not to eat anything after midnight. Many medications can be given as prescribed. Some medications, such as anticoagulants and diabetic medications, may be different before catheterization. Following catheterization, some restrictions on activity will occur for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Catheterization (Definition)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Cardiac (Definition)

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