Heart catheterization through the wrist

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Avatar n tn I have heard of people having trouble with their arm/wrist after the proceduce through the arm. I have had 8 cardiac caths through the femoral artery and 1 cath through my femoral vein and have never had any complications (knock on wood). It is a straight shot from the groin to the heart.
Avatar n tn Normally, a cardiac catheterization is done via the femoral artery in the groin which is a much bigger artery than the radial artery and therefore, larger catheters (which are easier to manipulate) can be used to perform the cath. Originally, caths were performed via the brachial artery which is in the elbow between the wrist and the shoulder. A radial artery cath occurs further downstream in the same artery as the brachial artery.
Avatar f tn Is it common prodecal for an IV to be inserted in the elbow and then the cardiac catheter to be inserted in the wrist of the same arm? Wondering because my 73 yr old mother just had this procedure and this is what they did. They could not get past the elbow so inserted at the groin. Now she has a huge dark bruise on her entire forearm.
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 This is usually done through accessing the femoral artery from the groin (either right or left). Depending on the situation, this can also be performed through an artery in the arm such as the brachial or radial artery. Doing a left heart cath from both groins at the same time would be unusual.
Avatar n tn My 87-year-old mother recently received an echocardiogram, which revealed she had high levels of hypertension. But despite this result, her doctor recommended she go through the right heart cath procedure to verify the results. My mother is generally strong and in good shape, although she is on oxygen and sometimes tires easily. My question: Is it advisable--at her age--to proceed with the right heart cath? Or would she be better off treating herself through medications?
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 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 knees, legs, arms, wrist, shoulders. Don't know what to do feel worse everyday.
Avatar n tn Posted by Deborah on July 17, 1999 at 14:32:08 I had a catheterization a couple of years ago and although all came back clear, I experienced pain in my heart when the catheter was being removed and for a couple of days after the procedure I suffered a low-grade fever. The fever probably wasn't from the dye because I was given some type of steriod to counteract an allergic reaction. My main concern is about the pain I suffered during the removal of the catheter.
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 The tests that we go through are only 70-80%, the only one that is 100% is the heart cath---it is the best way to find out if there is anything really wrong. I hope you will consider it.
287996 tn?1312023682 oh by the way is the catheterization the end all be all of heart testing?????
Avatar n tn Posted By Deborah on July 17, 1999 at 14:32:08 I had a catheterization a couple of years ago and although all came back clear, I experienced pain in my heart when the catheter was being removed and for a couple of days after the procedure I suffered a low-grade fever. The fever probably wasn't from the dye because I was given some type of steriod to counteract an allergic reaction. My main concern is about the pain I suffered during the removal of the catheter.
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 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 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 m tn after the HC it was told I had 50% stenosis in the left circumflex artery. and did not think that this lesion is hemodynamically stable. Had LV dilatation.
Avatar f tn January 14th, I began to have weakness/heaviness in my right arm. The next day it began in the left. Weakness is not as great now, but my pinky and ring finger have pins and needles in both hands. Some upper arm tingling, and sometimes my left forearm and wrist hurt. January 19th I was told I tested positive for Lyme antibodies and I was started on doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice daily.
Avatar f tn Presently you are experiencing very destructive forces within your heart. The longer you wait, the more the damage will be to your heart, pulmonary artery and lungs. This is a very simple defect to fix, so get with it! Get it repaired while you still have ADEQUATE BI VENTRICULAR FUNCTION, and only moderate PAH, or pulmonary artery hypertension.
Avatar n tn Is it possible to determine in advance of cardiac catheterization whether the vein in the arm used for the procedure, when healed, will function as smoothly as it did originally? If its usual for the vein to not return to its nearly normal state perhaps it would be better to opt for insertion in the groin.
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 Another option is using lasers - either via a cardiac catheterization or open-heart surgery to create new blood channels directly in the heart. These are all new and somewhat experimental therapies. The first step would be to see if your husband is eligible for these research protocols. The Cleveland Clinic is pioneering these new treatments and you would be welcome to make an appointment here. Dr. Ellis, the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, is the lead investigator.
Avatar m tn One month ago he felt the chest attack this time with weakness in his right side , we take him to the hospital , the tests proves that he have two strokes left side of the brain caused this weakness in his right side , the doctors also said that the strokes source was a clot in the heart send small clots to the body , so he start to take “Marevan” to increase the blood liquidity , he stays in hospital for 8 days , the last 3 days in the Intensive Care department because of increase in cardiac
Avatar m tn One month ago he felt the chest attack this time with weakness in his right side , we take him to the hospital , the tests proves that he have two strokes left side of the brain caused this weakness in his right side , the doctors also said that the strokes source was a clot in the heart send small clots to the body , so he start to take “Marevan” to increase the blood liquidity , he stays in hospital for 8 days , the last 3 days in the Intensive Care department because of increase in cardiac e
Avatar n tn I had a heart cath done in Nov. of 2003 and five hours after the procedure I developed a hematoma the size of a tennis ball in my groin. It was manually worked out by two big male nurses in the cath lab from my groin all the way down to my knee. I complained right from the begining to my doctor and he said it was the blood left from the hematoma. Finallay after two months of complaining ot him he started tests to find out what was wrong.