Heart Cath

By draco59 Latest Reply 2013-05-12 23:08:48 -0500
Started 2013-04-11 22:55:36 -0500

Hi all,
I need some input; I’m getting ready to have a heart cath, sometime in the next three weeks. I know the procedure, I’ve seen a lot of them done, working hospitals for over 20 years, but haven’t work in one for over 10 years. The procedure itself doesn’t bother me, I’ve watch my knees get scoped. What I want to know is, what does it feel lke. Do you feel anything as the push the catihiter up to your heart????
Any input would be appreciated

16 replies

draco59 2013-05-10 23:30:12 -0500 Report

Hi all had my heart cath today, no blocks, no narrowing and build up. So good to go, thanks to everyone's help and support. I was a very interesting procedure to watch, especially when it’s on you…
Thank you all, have a great weekend

Chopstix 2013-05-12 21:26:43 -0500 Report

Congrats on the clean bill. I'm still at home mending from my bypass surgery. Still getting stronger day by day.

draco59 2013-05-12 23:08:48 -0500 Report

thank you, hope things are going well for you and your following your doctors orders…
take care my friend and a speedy recovery

draco59 2013-05-08 15:18:18 -0500 Report

Just an update, my heart cath on the was canceled by the Dr., rescheduled for this Friday May 10th, sorry meant to post earlier, but been busy rearranding things…

MaryBethS 2013-04-23 20:17:22 -0500 Report

No problem Brian I wish you the best. I got really nervous with my last one. My others ones were all done when I was a child. Let me know how you make out.

MaryBethS 2013-04-23 15:56:22 -0500 Report

I have had over dozen cath done with balloon surgery. I have never really felt much. More just sore in the groin area for a few days.

draco59 2013-04-23 20:00:03 -0500 Report

Hi Marybeth, thank you for your input, Mine is scheduled a week from tomorrow May 1st. I've been a little ancie here, but to wonderful people and friend here like you, I’m feeling much better about the whole thing. I just want to thank you Marybeth for taking the time out to help and to all the other’s the same.
Thank you all and have a wonderful evening

tazzieosco2632 2013-04-18 21:14:14 -0500 Report

Ryver, Hello…im 28 yrs old and i have had them just about all my life. there nothing to worry about. they put me asleep the only thing that i hated about them was were they did my cath. mine was down between my leg. after it was down i could not move i had to lay on y back for like 6 hrs just so they could make sure that it would clot. i think the best thing that can come out of it is u will feel better. will i wish u the best and and a speedy recover

draco59 2013-04-18 21:23:00 -0500 Report

Hi Tazz,
Thank you for your wish. The reason they go thru the femoral artery is it's an almost direct path to your heart. They are all done this way. Mine is scheduled for May 1st, now it's just the anticipation of waiting.
Thank you again :)
Have a wonderful evening

Chopstix 2013-04-14 14:07:56 -0500 Report

Ryver, I just had one on the 2d of April 2013. I did not feel a thing. It was done at the Atlanta VA Med Center. Due to certain conditions I have, I was put to sleep. I was given a pill before hand and the next thing I remember was air blowing on my face while I rolling down the hall. The next thing I remember was a very loud nurse telling me not to fall off the table. The next thing I know is waking up back in the room still hooked up to the machines with a bandage on my right wrist from where the cath went in. I will be having bypass surgery on 18 April. If you don't hear back from me by the end of the month you know I am not coming back…

Chopstix 2013-04-29 05:45:25 -0500 Report

HEY everyone! I made it back from the OR!! Now, I am at home on the mend after spending 6 days in the Atlanta VA Med Cen. Real nice folks there. I have always wondered how you are to rest when they wake you to take pills, etc. I still have not gotten my appetite back. Some days I would just look at the food and leave it there. They also sent me home with isulin!! My BS stayed above 150 more then it got belowe 100-once. I get back home and start back to taking magnesium and now I have an average of 106. I think it was the bread that came with the meals. They should know better! Have not been able to sleep much since I woke up but from my readings that happens. Stay healthy, take care…

griz104 2013-05-08 14:19:47 -0500 Report

You will come to sleep better then you ever have in about 6 months.. I had my By-Pass almost two years ago now..For the first three months i was home i could not sleep in a bed..My recliner and i became very good friends..Make sure that you go to Cardiac Rehab as they will help with Depression problems that are going to come your way..It is extremely common so not to worry..Also there will be a strange feeling on the left side of your chest that will more then likely never go away..Mine hasn't and i can't stand to even touch it for some reason..Don't be discouraged if it takes you a bit to actually start feeling better..I still have good days and bad days though the bad are coming further apart finally…Best Wishes to a speedy recovery…

draco59 2013-04-29 09:50:43 -0500 Report

That's great!!!!!!!
After woring in hospitals for over 20 yrs, that's the one place, you can't get rest… like you said, they wake you up for this or that…
Just glad your home and doing great
Take care

draco59 2013-04-14 16:58:41 -0500 Report

Thanks Chopstix, mine hasn't been scheduled, but will be in the next 2 weeks sometime. Good luck and prays with your bypass this week…

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