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What are the conditions that someone has to be in in order to have a cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Chest pain / SOB
Cardiac cath is performed for a variety of reasons, but most typically to investigate possibility of plugging of vessels that feed the heart.
This is usually manifested by symptoms that suggest a mismatch between oxygen demand of the heart and oxygen supply via the vessels. Chest pain, shortness of breath, intolerance of exertion are the most common symptoms that buy you a ticket to the lab.

In brief: Chest pain / SOB
Cardiac cath is performed for a variety of reasons, but most typically to investigate possibility of plugging of vessels that feed the heart.
This is usually manifested by symptoms that suggest a mismatch between oxygen demand of the heart and oxygen supply via the vessels. Chest pain, shortness of breath, intolerance of exertion are the most common symptoms that buy you a ticket to the lab.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Alive
We don't do cardiac catheterizations on the dead.

In brief: Alive
We don't do cardiac catheterizations on the dead.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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