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... 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)
... 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)
... I passed the Cath with no major problems. ... (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)
... 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)
... Hi, . Does anyone know what the minimum required kidney function for caths is? Thank you, FG. (10 replies)
... Is this the same dye used for the 64 slice CT scan? ... (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)
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)
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)
... Hi everybody, am correct in assuming that a Cath is a Angiogram as we say in Aust. ... (26 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)
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)
... Well the heart cath went great the hardest part was the plug they used to close up, no stents,no angioplasty, wathed the whole thing the cardio couldnt find a single blockage,or build up great news but he is puzzled about the chest pains,no new meds just the toprol 50mg.the procedure took an hour, had the wierdest feeling when the put the dye in the heart felt like i was put... (11 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)
... The nuclear stress test should tell if you had a heart attack. The test releases a radioctive dye which, if your arteries aren't badly clogged, end up in your heart. ... (7 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)




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