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Cardiac Catheterization

You may have had angina, dizziness, or other symptoms of heart trouble. To help diagnose your problem, your doctor may suggest having a cardiac catheterization. This common procedure is sometimes also used to treat a heart problem.

Before the Procedure

  • Tell your doctor what medicines you take and about any allergies you have.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the procedure.
  • You'll likely be admitted to the hospital on the day of the procedure.
  • Know that the skin where the catheter will be inserted may be shaved. You may be given medication to relax before the procedure.

During the Procedure

After the Procedure

When to Call Your Doctor

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:


Publication Source: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America
Online Source: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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