Does cardiac catheterization hurt?

Answer When patients undergo a cardiac catheterization, which is a procedure designed to find any problems with the heart, they can expect to experience some discomfort. Patients are giving local anesthet... Read More »

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Cardiac Catheterization: What to Expect?

When patients experience heart-related problems, stress tests, electrocardiograms, and physical examinations can provide their health care providers with information about the function of the heart... Read More »

Do patients go home the same day they have a cardiac catheterization?

As long as there are no complications, you will be allowed to go home the same day when you have a cardiac catheterization. You should not drive yourself home from the hospital; have a friend or fa... Read More »

Do women have the same heart procedures as men for cardiac catheterization?

The procedure for cardiac catheterization is the same for both men and women. Men tend to have the heart procedure performed more regularly than women, however. It is now believed that cardiac cath... Read More »

What Are the Dangers of Renal Failure With Cardiac Catheterization?

Renal (or kidney) failure caused by a heart catheterization is also called contrast-induced nephropathy. Contrast, a medication given intravenously to view arteries with an x-ray, has the potential... Read More »