What happens if a cardiac cath doesn't remove a blockage?

Bypass surgery is the next step if a cardiac cath does not remove blockage in an artery.

Continue Learning about Cardiovascular Diagnostic Techniques & Procedures

How much radiation exposure will I have from a heart test?
Anthony L. Komaroff, MDAnthony L. Komaroff, MD
Many tests used to diagnose heart disease involve radiation exposure, which is measured in milli...
More Answers
What is a carotid artery duplex scan?
Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's Hospital
A carotid artery duplex scan is a type of vascular ultrasound study done to assess the blood flo...
More Answers
What is a tilt table test?
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
This is a test to determine the cause of a person’s fainting, light-headedness, or dizziness. It...
More Answers
How can I prepare my child for a heart catheterization?
Preparing your child for a cardiac catheterization procedure (often called “cath”) ideally should be...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.