What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Category: Surgeries

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A cardiac catheterization is a procedure done to examine blood flow to the heart and test how well the heart is pumping. A thin plastic tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery or vein in the arm or leg. From there it can be advanced into the chambers of the heart or into the coronary arteries.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Evaluation/monitoring 11 5
Clogged artery (arterial plaque) 2 0
Heart transplant 1 0
Altered Lab values and altered EKG 1 0
Transplant rejection 1 1
Diagnostic assessment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cardiac Catheterization"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cardiac Catheterization

Hospitalization 34
Pain 1
Anxious mood 1
Neck and Shoulder muscle soreness 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently having Cardiac Catheterization)
Dosage Patients
yearly 1
one time 2
as needed 2
Why Patients Stopped Having Cardiac Catheterization (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 16
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 18 patients who’ve stopped having Cardiac Catheterization

Duration

Currently Having Cardiac Catheterization
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Stopped Having Cardiac Catheterization
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
4 57%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
3 43%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
3 43%
A little
2 29%
Not at all
2 29%
Cost
$200+
2 67%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 33%
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1 patient evaluation for Cardiac Catheterization

pfern
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pfern
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 58
Condition: Psoriatic Arthritis 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Psoriatic Arthritis

See pfern's full Cardiac Catheterization history

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Evaluation/monitoring: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This determined the extent of calcified and no-calcifies stenosis in my coronary arteries. I have three important obstructions. The condition of the blood vessels downstream is fine, so I am a good candidate for a bypass surgery. Sheduling it for January 2014. Cardiac muscle OK, Aorta OK.

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