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... He mentioned the 2 types of dye available. I searched it out on the net and sure enough.....I think this has played a part in malpractice suits for sure....So sorry about your kidneys. ... (10 replies)
... I don't know which dye was used previously. I never thought to ask. That info might be in the paperwork. Thanks once again! ... (10 replies)
... The dye is not radioactive, but is iodine, which is not good for our kidneys. The same dye is also used during an angiogram. ... (10 replies)

... There is a huge difference in the cost of these dyes. The hospital or clinic doing these test, would much rather use the cheaper dye, BUT this dye is only for the folks who have very good kidney function. ... (10 replies)
... Is this the same dye used for the 64 slice CT scan? ... (10 replies)
... Hi, . Does anyone know what the minimum required kidney function for caths is? Thank you, FG. (10 replies)
... I have had 10 heart caths and it takes a while to recover. The contrast dye that they used is flushed out very fast with the iv solution if you had the cath done in the hospital. ... (10 replies)
... I passed the Cath with no major problems. ... (10 replies)
Heart Cath
Sep 2, 2008
... I'm a diabetic who recently under went the procedure. The Cath procedure went very wery well. But afterward my kidneys became blocked by the dye used in the procedure. ... (1 replies)
Right heart cath?
Dec 22, 2007
... I think in general the RH cath is considered more of a risk because the cath wire has to be guided through the tricuspid and pulmonary valve to get inside of your pulmonary to measure the true PA pressure. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, My last angiogram caused me a lot of pain and took a long time to heal. Five months later, I am now experiencing pain in the exact same area. What happens to the angioseals used to close the arteries? Do they completely dissolve after a while? Or do they remain in place forever? And if so, can they become dislodged or infected and cause problems? thank you,... (10 replies)
... Sam, I've had two caths but also have kidney disease. In CKD, the kidney function declines over time, unfortunately. Should I ever need another procedure, how good does my kidney function have to be? What is the minimal kidney function required for this procedure? Is it 50%, 40%, etc. Many thanks for your reply. (10 replies)
... The kidney tests they look at is BUN and creatinine. It is a calculation figured called creatinine clearance that is done to assure good kidney function. (10 replies)
... tery in your groin and up into your heart. This is done with a little local anaesthesia into your groin and something to relax you. Then they'll squirt a little dye into each of your coronary artery and take pictures to determine the degree of narrowing of the vessels. ... (15 replies)
CT scan with dye
Jun 1, 2007
... I have an appointment with my Cardiologist next week to discuss having a CT Angiogram - which I think in the case with my Dr. - is the same as the 64-slice heart scan (there are some that use the 16-slice scanner still). I have read the negative predicitability of this test is 99% and obviously less risky than the standard cath. My Cardio is well learned about this procedure... (2 replies)
CT scan with dye
Jun 1, 2007
... I have had all testing done besides a cath. I had a calcium scoring test that was a CT scan but they did not use any dye. I was told i could have a cardic cath but i dont want to do such a risky procedure and was wondering if the CT scan with dye is just as good? ... (2 replies)
... Jay Ar, You are correct CATH = Angiogram via Percutaneous (through the large artery) Dye Administration...same thing. Laura, What kind of symptoms would you show if right now you ran almost at your top speed for 5 minutes? How well did you do on the treadmill tests? (26 replies)
... Hi everybody, am correct in assuming that a Cath is a Angiogram as we say in Aust. ... (26 replies)
Heart Cath soon
Dec 30, 2006
... Thank you for the info concerning the dye, Lenin. I don't like surprises, so I feel much better knowing what to expect during this angiogram. Thanks to all of you for your replies and much needed support. This board is really great! Wishing you all good health in the coming New Year!!...............Jean (8 replies)
Heart Cath soon
Dec 30, 2006
... The dye used is somewhat toxic so it is used sparingly. The doctor will squirt a little several times into each of the major coronary systems. ... (8 replies)

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