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When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Different settings
There are different settings for this.
The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circumstances, angioplasty (opening the occluded artery) saves lives. Cardiac catheterization is also indicated in patients with chest pain or shortness of breath with a positive stress test or high risk. Your doctor should decide.

In brief: Different settings
There are different settings for this.
The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circumstances, angioplasty (opening the occluded artery) saves lives. Cardiac catheterization is also indicated in patients with chest pain or shortness of breath with a positive stress test or high risk. Your doctor should decide.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Symptoms
When a patient has angina , valve disease clinical symptoms needing further evaluation .
Prior to international treatment all patient should get diagnostic cardiac catheterization. This will decide what is the appropriate treatment for that patient .Risk of the procedure is low and benefits out weigh risks.

In brief: Symptoms
When a patient has angina , valve disease clinical symptoms needing further evaluation .
Prior to international treatment all patient should get diagnostic cardiac catheterization. This will decide what is the appropriate treatment for that patient .Risk of the procedure is low and benefits out weigh risks.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
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