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How long does cardiac catheterization last?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

The length of time to perform a cardiac catheterization depends on many variables.
Often, for a straightforward case, the waiting and preparation take longer than the diagnostic procedure - which can take as little as 15 minutes. If access is difficult or the anatomy tortuous, it can take much longer.

In brief: Depends

The length of time to perform a cardiac catheterization depends on many variables.
Often, for a straightforward case, the waiting and preparation take longer than the diagnostic procedure - which can take as little as 15 minutes. If access is difficult or the anatomy tortuous, it can take much longer.
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology

In brief: Multifactorial

Diagnostic vs interventional.
Time depending on reasons for the cardiac cath. Diagnostic possibly up to 30 minutes but if angioplasty or stenting necessary up to 1 to 2 hrs. Time also vary between centers, individual cardiologist and patient morbidities and body habitus.

In brief: Multifactorial

Diagnostic vs interventional.
Time depending on reasons for the cardiac cath. Diagnostic possibly up to 30 minutes but if angioplasty or stenting necessary up to 1 to 2 hrs. Time also vary between centers, individual cardiologist and patient morbidities and body habitus.
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