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What Symptoms Can Be Expected 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
Minimum discomfort.: Ambulatory phlebotomy is a procedure whereby varicose veins are removed. The patient is awake and the areas to be treated are anesthetized with a local anesthetic (tumescent) followed by removing the veins through 2mm punctures. Usually no sutures are used and the procedure is well tolerated. Post procedure you should be able to get back to most routine activities within 3 to 5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting a stress echo done next week. Can thallium (cardiolite) cause a heart attack or is it the actual activity that can cause ha during testing?
Stress testing: The circulation of the heart is evaluated by stress testing. Walking on a treadmill or injection of medicine has the effect of stressing the heart muscle. Sometimes additional information is obtained by simultaneously imaging the heart using ultrasound or injecting a nuclear isotope and scanning the heart with a special nuclear camera. The tests are safe and provide very useful information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad question: In general, this is an outpatient procedure. You will arrive NPO, and will typically be sedated. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the entry site. A sheath is placed in the vessel and a catheter (hollow tube) is advanced while watching on fluoroscopy to the body part being studied. An iodine based contrast agent is injected through the catheter either by hand or a power injector while ...Read more
Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one
Groin pain: You may have a small knot in the groin causing pain if there is swelling or moderate discoloration or pain in the lower leg see your cardiologist. ...Read more
How can you have a blockage but not have a stemi? Why would a doctor choose a heart cath with possible balloon and stent not be treated as emergent?
Heart attack: The clinical situation dictates the treatment. There are acute, subacute and chronic obstructions. ...Read more
I was reading ludwig's angina can be a risk with simple molar removal. How likely would that occur these days and what are important symtoms ?
Very rare: If you have ludwig's, you'll know something is very, very wrong. You'll have time to get seen and treated. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: Arrhthmias can show up infrequently and be missed on multiple tests. When a high level of suspicion exists of a dangerous rhythm disturbance we sometimes implant a device under the skin that can monitor the heart for very long period to minimize the chance of missing an arrhythmia. This is invasive however and only done when absolutely indicated. ...Read more
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
I have congestive heart failure with an ejection fraction of 20% and 8 weeks pregnant is it a possibility that i can go through this pregnancy and be ok?
Several things: This is an important diagnostic tool that cardiologist use. They can look for narrowing of arteries in the heart, find holes inside the heart, check pressures in the heart, evaluate how well the heart is pumping, evaluate the function of heart valves and biopsies. It is an invasive procedure and requires placing small catheters and wires inside an artery like the femoral or radial arteries. ...Read more
CHF: Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
If patient has possible heart attack symptoms - what tests are done in the ER and how long before results?
Usually right away: In general, your cardiologist will speak to you (and perhaps your family members) right after your angiogram. But of course, everything is individualised to the patient and the situation so speak to your cardiologist beforehand to ask when you can expect to discuss what is seen during the procedure with her/him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What life expectancey if you have a heart attack 3 months after a 4 x CABG and then another the next week. Can this be terminal?
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