Heart catheterization procedure risks

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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 n tn He has already had the ballon catherization procedure. We would like to know exactly what this procedure involves and what are the risks? Is it the same as an arteriogram?
Avatar n tn Dear smith, Heart catheterization is the "gold standard" for determining heart blockages. There are other methods but they are not as accurate as a cath. A heart cath has some risks but is in general a safe procedure. The doctor doing the procedure should go through all the risks and alternatives prior to the procedure. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Physicians and nurses should be trained in this skill. Like all medical procedures, there are risks for complications. The most common risks associated with catheterization are related to the urethra (infection and trauma). If you have concerns about inserting the catheter, it is best to raise this issue with the physician managing your father's care.
Avatar n tn While there are risks to catheterization, it is unlikely that you will have another problem like before.
Avatar n tn During the Stress Test on Treadmill and nuclear imaging , it was found that my 30% of heart towards the tip of the heart was not getting blood.But at rest my full heart is getting blood.I had symptoms of breathlessness during walk which I fixed by life style change , eating more vegetables,fruits with minimum of fat,cycling one hr 5 days/wk , walking one hr 5days/wk.Doing Yoga for heart suggested by Swami Ramdev one hr 5days/wk.
Avatar n tn the Yale University School of Medicine Heartbook lists as one of the risks or complications of cardiac catheterization as "bruising or damage to the artery in which the catheter is inserted" and my concern was the risk of developing a blockage to my artery because of this. I did not have angioplasty and I know that sometimes people develop blockages from having angioplasty.
287996 tn?1312023682 wants to do the catheterization thing i know there are risks but are they very very large or moderate or what????? Help please!!!!!!!!
Avatar n tn Even though it sounds like a very invasive procedure, left heart catheterization is very simple and very safe with complication rates less than 1%.
Avatar n tn Could you explain to me the risks of developing a blockage after just a catheterization versus the risks after angioplasty? Am I at risk for a blockage if my artery was "bruised" or irritated by the catheter? I'm concerned because during the procedure I felt pain just before my cardiologist removed the catheter and I'm afraid that was the "bruising" How can I tell if this has happened to me?
Avatar n tn I had a heart cath last November due to a study needed regarding possible aortic valve replacement from a congenital defect. I think the anxiety was one of the worse parts, but don't remember much after given the medication to relax. Since I had no blockages, I didn't feel anything during the times I woke up and watched the monitor. However, when wheeling me out, we all discovered what a bleeder I could be which caused some panic and rushing around to stop it!
Avatar n tn Ultrasound indicated problem with aorta valve. Heart catherization with dye scheduled. What does this procedure show? If valve replacement is needed, what additional difficulties may they be with already having chest opened one year ago? He is also diabetic and prone to infection. If surgery is recommended should he go on antibiotics prior to procedure? He was doing fine after open heart surgery. Except for after a year he developed an infection.
Avatar n tn How does this condition affect my life expectancy? What can I expect in the weeks and or months after the procedure? What are the risks of the cath and is there any chance at all that life will go back to normal? Thanks so much for your feedback.
Avatar n tn In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron. I have always thought that the catheterization procedure did some kind of damage to my heart (specifically either the electrical system of my heart, or the wall of the small artery the catheter is inserted into just before shooting the dye) because the PAC's have been relentless ever since and I NEVER had this before the procedure.
Avatar n tn In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron. I have always thought that the catheterization procedure did some kind of damage to my heart (specifically either the electrical system of my heart, or the wall of the small artery the catheter is inserted into just before shooting the dye) because the PAC's have been relentless ever since and I NEVER had this before the procedure.
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 n tn In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron. I have always thought that the catheterization procedure did some kind of damage to my heart (specifically either the electrical system of my heart, or the wall of the small artery the catheter is inserted into just before shooting the dye) because the PAC's have been relentless ever since and I NEVER had this before the procedure.
Avatar n tn Mother,84 years,recently underwent heart catheterization, angioplasty,insertion of two stints (one on each side of the heart). procedures done on Wednesday and discharged on Friday. Once home little interest in eating and felt flu like. Checked temperature on Monday, elevated,started tylenol and bedrest,she was tired, weak. Wednesday, awoke had lost total use of her hands. Previously had tingling in last two fingers of both hands from previous neck injury(herniation of two discs).
Avatar n tn In addition, my arteries are very small, as I am a very small, petite peron. I have always thought that the catheterization procedure did some kind of damage to my heart (specifically either the electrical system of my heart, or the wall of the small artery the catheter is inserted into just before shooting the dye) because the PAC's have been relentless ever since and I NEVER had this before the procedure.
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.