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Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram

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Indications And Contraindications

Some of the indications for cardiac catheterization procedure are -

Unstable angina or Chest pain [uncontrolled with medications or after a heart attack]
Heart attack
Before a bypass surgery
Abnormal treadmill test results
Determine the extent of coronary artery disease
Disease of the heart valve causing symtpoms (syncope, shortness of breath)
To monitor rejection in heart transplant patients
Syncope or loss of consiousness in patients with aortic valve disease

Some of the relative contraindiciations for cardiac catheterization are -

Allergy to contrast (dye) medium
Uncontrolled Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Problems with blood coagulation (Coagulopathy)
Kidney failure or dysfunction
Severe anemia
Electrolyte imbalance
Active systemic infection
Uncontrolled rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias)
Uncompensated heart failure
Transient Ischemic attack

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What are the complications occurred during Cardiac catheterization?
vaishali9524 Wednesday, July 2, 2014
agila5 Monday, November 18, 2013
if the creatine level is 4.6 then can we go for angiogram.....if it is must and should then what will be the other alternative...please reply..
drbhargavi Sunday, April 22, 2012
What is the average time for patient to stay in hospital on observation after cardiac Catheterization that is paid and covered by Horizon Blue Cross and other commercial insurance companies? BCBS does even pay for 24 hours for patient stay after cardiac cath. What is medical view on the issue? Favour of your response is appreciated. Email:
doctorJ Tuesday, November 15, 2011
i am feeling leg pain and swelling on both the legs is it a symptom of heart patient ?
accountage Friday, September 23, 2011
tjavailable Saturday, January 15, 2011
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.
tjavailable Saturday, January 15, 2011
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.
Heather1 Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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.
sunny1 Monday, January 14, 2008
Very good Article.
guest Sunday, December 30, 2007

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