Skin Problems The routine cardiac catheterization usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. However, in order to start the procedure the patient must be given informed consent, taken to the catheterization lab and prepped and prepared with sterile drapes and other equipment; this may take 30 minutes by itself. After the catheterization is completed it may take another 30 minutes to finish placing the patient back on the stretcher, taking their catheter out and holding the groin until it is healed before they go back to their room.Complicated procedures may take up to 4-6 hours in patients who have birth defects or are undergoing therapeutic intervention such as coronary stenting or valve implantation or repair.
Michael E. Stachecki, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Clarkston, MI 48348
- Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
- Genesys Regional Medical Center
- St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
How long does cardiac catheterization take to perform?
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What is a pediatric endocrinologist?
Pediatric endocrinologists are medical doctors who treat children. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands, which regulate hormones.
Pediatric endocrinologists are internists with additional training in endocrinology for children. They often treat diabetes and thyroid disorders.
Pediatric endocrinologists can be board-certified through the American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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Is the onset of coronary artery disease easily apparent?
A coronary artery must be narrowed to less than 30% of its original size before there is a serious reduction in the blood flow to the heart muscle served by that vessel. Generally, about 5% of the total cardiac output of blood goes through the coronary arteries; thus, there is adequate coronary blood flow to meet normal demands at rest even if the vessels are 70% to 90% occluded. If the coronary arteries are seriously blocked, however, blood flow may not be adequate for any increased demand, such as for exercise or an emotional upset.
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