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1101326 tn?1421682634 She had a heart catheterization a few hours ago and it's not her heart! Something is wrong, we still have to find it now.
Avatar n tn Is it common procedure to do a heart catheterization on an individual who has an aortic annurism? and "Is it possible to combine two major surgeries and to repair the annurism and the heart damage at the same time? J.
287996 tn?1312023682 oh by the way is the catheterization the end all be all of heart testing?????
Avatar n tn Is it common procedure to do a heart catheterization on an individual who has an aortic annurism? and "Is it possible to combine two major surgeries and to repair the annurism and the heart damage at the same time? J.
Avatar n tn i had a heart catheterization done a week ago.. i have formed a knot in the area of the catheter and now it throbs at site around to my lower back.. is this normal ?
Avatar f tn She was at the hospital for 4 days the catheterization went fine she had no blockage in her heart arteries wich was good!! But..About 3days after being released from the hospital she started to have an allergic reaction to the dye! Which the dr.s thought was strange so they ran some blood tests etc. They gave her meds for it and sent her on her way. Now I have a question it’s probably common idk? After a week 1/2 of being out of hospital she still feels dizzy!
Avatar n tn I had a stress test,echocardiogram and a heart catheterization all done in a 2 day period. The echocardiogram and stress test were done on one day and the heart catheterization on the following day. The echocardiogram measured my EJECTION FRACTION AT 55% and heart catheterization measured it at 50%. The weird thing is that the stress test measured the EJECTION FRACTION at 40%. So according to the echocardiogram and the heart catheterization my EJECTION FRACTION is normal at 50-55%.
Avatar n tn Is there an alternative to a heart catheterization for a patient who has low kidney function and has had a previous reaction to the dye used in a cath? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/IPV-Dye-that-is-used-for-heart-catheterization/show/239624">IPV Dye that is used for heart catheterization</a>.
Avatar n tn I have been told that I would need to have another heart catherization to see what is going on. I threw a blood clot from the last heart cat two years ago and had to undergo groin bypass surgery. I am very afraid of going through this procedure again, but am afraid not to. Could you make any suggestions as to what should be looked at and any possible explanations for my symptoms. Any response would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I am 62 female, non smoker, walked 3 miles a day for 30 years, normal to low blood pressure, normal cholesterol, no chest pains or other heart symptoms, BUT shortness of breath for two years now and getting worse. All tests show strong heart, no arrythmias, no congestive failure etc. Have had EKG, Echocardiogram, Thallium Stress test. All great! Dr. says next step is catheterization and I am hesitant. I have explored pulmonary tests and x rays and all OK there.
Avatar m tn I am puzzled why the doctor did not explain to you the reason for a heart catheterization. Of course it must be related to why your son needed to go to a cardiologist in the first place -- symptoms? Prior diagnoses? Generally speaking, a heart catheterization is performed to assess coronary arteries (#, locations, any narrowing), heart valve (leakage or narrowing) or heart muscle (thickness, movement, or any holes where there shouldn’t be one).
Avatar n tn Posted By Deborah on July 23, 1999 at 09:43:30 Almost two-years ago I had a catheterization and my heart has not been the same since. I have been suffering from PAC's which have been documented by a 30 day monitor ever since I had the procedure. I am very young and the catheterization was probably performed unneccessarily. In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron.
Avatar m tn The Holter came back normal. However the stress test revealed some ischemia to one lower part of my heart. The doctor suggested I have a catheterization,but since I do not have health insurance ( dropped by Humana ) he said we could wait and see how I do on the medication alone. And that I should look into trying to find some sort of medical insurance that would pay for it. I have had no chest pain, nor had any shortness of breath.
Avatar n tn Hello, Microvessel disease refers to the smaller arteries in the heart not visualized on coronary angiography. It is proven by using medications and pressure or flow catheters during cardiac catheterization to show an abnormal response to medications that typically dilate arteries. It is associated with obesity, diabetes, and often occurs in patients with metabolic syndrome (hypertension, increased triglycerides, obesity, diabetes).
Avatar m tn Thank you. I think there is just posted elsewhere that the doctors have decided that I shouldn't have the catheterization. And, I'm not given a good enough reason for this sudden change of heart... except that, they've now decided - I haven't had any sudden changes.. And yet, my post stress echo ekg was a mess. I doubt that went away. I will give the CT radiation risks vs catheterization/angioplasty vs medication, exercise, a good deal more thought now.
Avatar m tn What are the risks of travelling after a heart catheterization? I am planning a trip that envolves a 13 hour plane trip one way 3 weeks after my Heart Catheterization. I will then be returning 4 weeks after departure for the same 13 hour plane ride. Are there any special precautions I should take? I am a 50 year old female. The test is for diagnostic reasons.
Avatar n tn Posted by Deborah on July 23, 1999 at 09:43:30 Almost two-years ago I had a catheterization and my heart has not been the same since. I have been suffering from PAC's which have been documented by a 30 day monitor ever since I had the procedure. I am very young and the catheterization was probably performed unneccessarily. In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron.
Avatar n tn Posted By Deborah on July 23, 1999 at 09:43:30 Almost two-years ago I had a catheterization and my heart has not been the same since. I have been suffering from PAC's which have been documented by a 30 day monitor ever since I had the procedure. I am very young and the catheterization was probably performed unneccessarily. In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron.
Avatar n tn Could you also list the causes of both conditions and what test(s) are used to diagnose them? I was also wondering if having a heart catheterization can cause either of these conditions (from damage to the aorta from the catheter).
Avatar n tn Is there any reason to bother with a Cardiac Catheterization test if I've already been put on a beta bloker and statin? Or should we give the drugs time to work? Can drugs and exercise reduce restriction in an artery? I recently had a stress test that suggests ischemia. The next recommendation is to have a Cardiac Catheterization. But I'm getting inconsistent advice from my primary Dr., stress test Drs and follow on Cardiologist.
287996 tn?1312023682 x-ray and things of that sort i have had small pains on and off since i have had 2 stress tests and they came out ok i had the ultra sound of the heart and thst was ok i was told i have an hiatal hernia but i keep having chest pains one week ago i got a very sharp pain in the chest and went to the e.r. they said after blood tests and an x-ray they saw nothing that says heart problem. I have gotten nauseous and loss of appetite. my dr.