It is important to maintain a healthy body weight if you have kidney disease that is caused by diabetes. Getting to and maintaining a normal body weight (a body mass index, or BMI, of less than 25) can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your need for diabetic medications.
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Is aortic dissection dangerous?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAortic dissection, a tear in the major blood vessel leaving your heart, is a very risky condition and can be fatal. Watch as Dr. Oz explains more about what makes this condition so dangerous.
Will I be awake during cardiac catheterization?
Yes. You will be given a mild sedative to help relax you, but it is always better if you are able to tell your physician if you are having any discomfort or shortness of breath during the procedure as it is performed. Your doctor will also use a local anesthetic to numb the site where the catheters are inserted, usually in your groin or in your arm. The procedure itself usually takes about 15-30 minutes for diagnostic test but may take substantially longer if a procedure requiring stenting or ballooning is performed.
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