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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You will have an IV placed to give light sedation.
You will then have the artery in your thigh accessed and a catheter placed in the vessel. Local anesthesia numbs the skin. The cardiologist can then use fluoroscopy -xray- to guide the catheter up to the heart. Contrast dye is then injected and xray pictures taken. Stents can also be placed similarly.

In brief: Yes
You will have an IV placed to give light sedation.
You will then have the artery in your thigh accessed and a catheter placed in the vessel. Local anesthesia numbs the skin. The cardiologist can then use fluoroscopy -xray- to guide the catheter up to the heart. Contrast dye is then injected and xray pictures taken. Stents can also be placed similarly.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Christopher White
There is also an option to do angiograms from the wrist (radial) access in many patients, that is safer and easier for the patients afterwords.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cardiac cath
Yes. An IV line is started in the arm or hand to give you medications before and sometimes during the procedure.
This generally involves sedation. There is also an injection into the skin at the heart cath vascular access site in the groin area, elbow area, or wrist for local anesthesia.

In brief: Cardiac cath
Yes. An IV line is started in the arm or hand to give you medications before and sometimes during the procedure.
This generally involves sedation. There is also an injection into the skin at the heart cath vascular access site in the groin area, elbow area, or wrist for local anesthesia.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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