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What should I know before a cardiac catheterization?

Before undergoing cardiac catheterization, it is important to tell your doctor if you are allergic to x-ray contrast dye. Your doctor can give you medication to prevent an allergic reaction like a rash, difficulty breathing, or nausea and vomiting.

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