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.

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Do I need to do anything special while using an event recorder?
In general, you go about your normal daily activities while using an event recorder. However, there ...
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What should I expect after my child’s cardiac catheterization?
A heart catheterization, or “cardiac cath,” procedure is a procedure where a physician inserts a thi...
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How should I prepare for cardiac catheterization?
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The following are ways to prepare for cardiac catheterization: Arrange for a ride. Ask someone to ...
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What is a right heart catheterization?
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During a right heart catheterization procedure, a long, thin tube called a "catheter" is put into ...
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