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Avatar n tn A catheterization could be done, however there would be a good chance that your mother would need dialysis for at least a short time after the procedure, if not permanently. However, it would only be worthwhile to do the catheterization if she was a candidate for surgery - this would need to be determined ahead of time.
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 ?
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 f tn My mom had an angiogram done after almost having a heart attack! 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?
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 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 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 My brother is 40 years old and has three heart catheterization done in past 4 years. Recently, he had an angiogram done recently. He has 90% blockage on the front artery, 70 to 80 % blockage in radial artery, 70% blockage in right artery ( heart catheterization was done on this artery multiple times). Will MIDCABG instead of CABG will be better for him? Can he be candidate for robot-assisted bypass surgery? He lives in Canada, we're looking into if we get the surgery done in USA.
287996 tn?1312023682 oh by the way is the catheterization the end all be all of heart testing?????
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 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 It is unusual for a person to complain of significant leg pain one week after a heart catheterization. The pain you are experiencing in your right foot may be related to the catheterization, however I can't be certain. I think it would be a good idea to have an ultrasound done on that leg to evaluate the blood vessels for any abnormalities related to your catheterization. I doubt you are allergic to collagen plugs. What you describe does not sound like an allery.
Avatar n tn my scrotum is swollen bad after my heart stent Catheterization, Angiogram was put in.
Avatar n tn Can the bicuspid valve sometimes be undetectable--even if TEE, catheterization, and echoes have been done-- until actual valve surgery is performed?
Avatar n tn It is unlikely that he has a heart problem since his echocardiogram and heart catheterization were negative. The heart catheterization usually includes measuring the pulmonary artery pressure. With pulmonary hypertension there is high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries.
Avatar f tn If all of the above noninvasive tests were done and there is no answer I would go ahead with the right and left heart catheterization.
Avatar n tn both tests are primarily done the same way however a cardiac cath is done to assist the doctor is assessing the potential of heart disease as a fact finding mission in most cases and an angio actually allows the doctor to assist in the possible repair of the situation during the procedure should they see anything amiss.
Avatar m tn s very important that you see a heart doctor as soon as possible and have some basic tests done. Echocardiography should be performed to assess your heart size and function. Depending on what's found, further workup may include heart catheterization.
Avatar m tn After identifying the defects a cardiac catheterization helps to study the arterial structure of the heart and to identify the blocks for further therapy. So, your doctor may next ask for cardiac catheterization. Please follow up with him. Regards.
Avatar n tn A echocardiogram was done today and they want me to have a biopsy done in the heart muscle. Can you get cancer in your heart? and if so can it be treated like other cancer with out damaging the heart more? I'm not sure if you will see this after already replying to me so if I do not see a responce in a day or two I will post another.
Avatar n tn The Cardiologist who has been seeing my dad everytime he goes into the hospital says he needs to have a heart cath done (he also knows the history). My dad is 76 years old. My fears are the dye, is there anyway around this, another method? He has had an Echo Stress test which did show a blockage but not what degree. They are planning to do the heart cath tomorrow which isn't even a full 2 days prep time. Thank you, in advance.
Avatar n tn s been referred by the surgeon to an excellent cardiologist to schedule the heart catheterization. This cardiologist also wants to evaluate the state of my father's carotid arteries, since 15 years ago one of them was giving off clots (discovered by his ophthalmologist) and was cleaned out surgically. In our discussion with the surgeon, he mentioned that the catheterization would show whether or not my father needed bypass surgery as well as the aortic valve replacement.