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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Moderate
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  • None
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Side effects

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Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardiac Catheterization

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Biliary stent complication 1
Neck and shoulder muscle soreness 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Cardiac Catheterization

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Why patients stopped taking Cardiac Catheterization

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently having Cardiac Catheterization

Duration Patients
2 years or more 1

Stopped having Cardiac Catheterization

Duration Patients
0-1 month 25
6 months-1 year 1
2 years or more 2

Adherence


Always
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5
45%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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2
18%
Never taken as prescribed
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4
36%

Burden


Very hard to take
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1
9%
Somewhat hard to take
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4
36%
A little hard to take
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2
18%
Not at all hard to take
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4
36%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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2
18%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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2
18%
Cost per month
Not specified
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7
64%
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1 patient evaluation for Cardiac Catheterization

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pfern
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 60
Condition: Psoriatic Arthritis 5 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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