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How long does the test good for? How many years? I had a test done in october . Cardiac cauterization how long is this test good for. Is it done every year

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Dr. Lance Berger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Only when needed

A cath should only be performed if there is a good chance of finding something worth "fixing".
It should be guided on symptoms and the results of less invasive tests, particularly stress tests.

In brief: Only when needed

A cath should only be performed if there is a good chance of finding something worth "fixing".
It should be guided on symptoms and the results of less invasive tests, particularly stress tests.
Dr. Lance Berger
Dr. Lance Berger
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Dr. John Holder
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiac

Cardiac catheterization results in radiation exposure and a small risk so this is generally not done every year or even frequently as long as the information intended by the test can be obtained with tests that offer simiar information at less risk (both from the procedure and from radiation).
The benefit of the information from the test vs the risk of the procedure is something your doctor should explain carefully and something you should understand carefully. The answer to this question very much depends on the details of your situation.

In brief: Cardiac

Cardiac catheterization results in radiation exposure and a small risk so this is generally not done every year or even frequently as long as the information intended by the test can be obtained with tests that offer simiar information at less risk (both from the procedure and from radiation).
The benefit of the information from the test vs the risk of the procedure is something your doctor should explain carefully and something you should understand carefully. The answer to this question very much depends on the details of your situation.
Dr. John Holder
Dr. John Holder
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