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Heart and Circulatory System

What questions should I ask before having a heart catheterization?

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  • A Deborah Davis, DNP, OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered
    A heart catheterization is an invasive imaging procedure that tests for heart diseases by allowing your doctor to "see" how well you heart is functioning. You should ask about  risks that are associated with the procedure, what you should do in preparation for the procedure, how long the procedure lasts and  what happens during  and after the procedure. You should also seek a reputable Cardiologist in your town. 
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