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I'm getting a cardiac catheter to test for cardiomyopathy, does this medical procedure hurt?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes and no
In this procedure, they cut a small slit in your leg to gain access to your femoral artery and vein so there is some pain involved, however, conscious sedation is used so that you're "knocked out" but still awake enough to cooperate if they need to you move in some way so you typically won't be aware of any pain.

In brief: Yes and no
In this procedure, they cut a small slit in your leg to gain access to your femoral artery and vein so there is some pain involved, however, conscious sedation is used so that you're "knocked out" but still awake enough to cooperate if they need to you move in some way so you typically won't be aware of any pain.
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Minimal local pain
It is like going to a dentist once you get local anesthetia it will be painless.

In brief: Minimal local pain
It is like going to a dentist once you get local anesthetia it will be painless.
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