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Dr. Says i need heart cath on both sides of my heart. Im scared is it safe? My family has a history of heart disease.Will i be ok?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Safe if needed

The risks of a heart catheterization are small (<1:1000 serious complications).
Any invasive procedure carries risk, but these procedures ave small risk. You should not be frightened, but be sure that it is indicated. Fh alone does not suffice, but it is a risk factor. Risk factors, coupled with symptoms (chest symptoms or breathlessness) coupled with abnormal functional studies might suffice.

In brief: Safe if needed

The risks of a heart catheterization are small (<1:1000 serious complications).
Any invasive procedure carries risk, but these procedures ave small risk. You should not be frightened, but be sure that it is indicated. Fh alone does not suffice, but it is a risk factor. Risk factors, coupled with symptoms (chest symptoms or breathlessness) coupled with abnormal functional studies might suffice.
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