Side Effects Of Using A Catheter In People With Heart Disease?
good afternoon doctor. I want to ask. r nayah I have a heart disease. with a diagnosis of a swollen heart and ad a damaged valve. and from the doctor it is recommended that for a catheter. r n1. is the catheter safe doctor? r n2. will the side effects really occur? r n r nthat’s all the doctor. thank you
Hi Ery .. Thank you for the question.
Cardiac catheterization can be used as a tool to diagnose as well as treatment. Cardiac catheterization is performed on patients with: narrowing of heart arteries due to coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart valve abnormalities, in patients with congenital heart disease. The process of cardiac catheterization by inserting a thin, flexible tube through the large blood vessels in the legs is then inserted into the heart of the catheter.
In every medical procedure, there are risks and complications from each procedure. Risks that can occur in catheterization are: damage to heart tissue, arrhythmias / irregular heart rhythm, bleeding or infection at the catheter entry site, low blood pressure, kidney disorders. Of course, in every action the doctor has considered the success rate of the action, the risks that can occur, and assesses how much benefit from the action. As well as in taking action, doctors try to do their best for patient safety. Therefore, you can return to consult with a heart doctor about your father's condition. So the doctor can do a direct physical examination and other supporting examinations to determine the best course of action for your father.
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