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Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram

Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure in which a long thin flexible tube (catheter) is inserted from a blood vessel in your arm or leg and then guided to the heart. Cardiac catheterization can be used to check for narrowing or blockages in the arteries or blood pressure within the heart.

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Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram

Cardiac catheterization is a radiological procedure for both diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. It involves the insertion of a long thin flexible tube called catheter a vein or an artery to the heart.The common insertion site for the catheters are groin, arm or neck. An...Read More

Posted on : Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:00 AM
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Very good Article.
Replied on Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:00 AM
My dad had coronary angiogram for placement of a medicated stent. But apparently something went wrong and he required immediate Coronary By pass surgery. I wonder how often this happens? Currently he is re-couping and I hope he recovers fully. The doctors say the danger is over !! Not sure What they mean. He is still in the ICU very worried.
Replied on Monday, January 14, 2008 12:00 AM

My mom thought she had blockage, and they did this test and it was negative, no blockage. She gets dizzy and lightheaded when doing housework and feels chest pain. COuld it be wrong? Is it worth a second opiion.
Replied on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:00 AM
After a cardiac catheterization, the patient is asked to refrain from any exercise or exertion. They are not to lift heavy load or involve themselves in strenuous exercise. Care should be taken of the incision site so as to prevent a sore or swelling. It is also advisable that the patient does not drive for 24hours post procedure. heart-consult.com
Replied on Saturday, January 15, 2011 3:56 AM
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