4 doctors weighed in:

Why can you not eat before cardiac catheterization?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk of vomitng

Possible need for anesthesia and vomiting from contrast can cause aspiration etc and complications.

In brief: Risk of vomitng

Possible need for anesthesia and vomiting from contrast can cause aspiration etc and complications.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Thank
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dye can cause nausea

The contrast (iodine dye) used can cause transient nausea, and in the rare event that you need emergency surgery , your stomach must be empty.

In brief: Dye can cause nausea

The contrast (iodine dye) used can cause transient nausea, and in the rare event that you need emergency surgery , your stomach must be empty.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
Thank
Read more answers from doctors