Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram

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Indications And Contraindications

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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
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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
Fever
Active systemic infection
Uncontrolled rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias)
Uncompensated heart failure
Transient Ischemic attack
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drbhargavi Sunday, April 22, 2012

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..

doctorJ Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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: Doctorwellness@aol.com

accountage Friday, September 23, 2011

i am feeling leg pain and swelling on both the legs is it a symptom of heart patient ?

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