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Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Bleeding and Blood Vessel Injury - Changing Your Life

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  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Bleeding and Blood Vessel Injury
    Injuries to blood vessels are among the most common problems seen after cardiac catheterization. This video covers the different types of blood vessel injuries.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Heart Attack
    This interactive clip talks about the risk of heart attack during this procedure.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Heart Injury
    This clip deals with some of the heart injuries that can occur with this procedure.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Infections
    This video clip explains why infections are unlikely with a cardiac catheterization.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Irregular Heartbeats
    Irregular heart rhythms are a relatively common occurrence during this procedure. This video clip takes a closer look at irregular heart rhythms.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Kidney Problems
    This video clip explains the likelihood of kidneys problems and how it's handled.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Loss of Life
    This video clip describes the chances of loss of life occurring.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Medical Equipment Failure
    This clip describes the way medical equipment can fail.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Stroke
    Strokes are another complication of this procedure. This video clip explains how often this complication occurs.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks With Kidney Disease
    As this eMedTV page explains, certain existing conditions can increase cardiac catheterization risks. With kidney disease, you are at an increased risk for kidney failure when you have any procedures that require the use of IV contrast dye.
  • Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty - Presentation Summary
    This video summary provides an overview of cardiac catheterization with angioplasty.
  • Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty and Atherectomy
    This video clip explains cardiac catheterization with angioplasty and atherectomy.
  • Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy Complications -- Major
    This video clip discusses possible major complications.
  • Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy Complications -- Minor
    This video clip discusses possible minor complications.
  • Cardiac Rehab
    Cardiac rehab involves exercise, education, and counseling to help heart disease patients recover faster. This eMedTV article explains the benefits associated with these programs and provides information about finding one near you.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Some type of rehab program will likely be recommended for a person with heart disease. This eMedTV page briefly discusses cardiac rehabilitation, with a look at the different parts of the program and specific situations in which it will be recommended.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Goals and Benefits
    This eMedTV article explains common cardiac rehabilitation goals and benefits for patients recovering from heart disease. How these goals are obtained generally vary from person to person.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Safety
    Some patients may worry about cardiac rehabilitation safety, but studies show associated problems are rare. This eMedTV resource explains how the heart is monitored during a cardiac rehab exercise program to ensure patients' safety.
  • Cardicem
    This eMedTV page features a brief overview of Cardizem, a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of chest pain. This page also offers general precautions of the drug and a link to more information. Cardicem is a common misspelling of Cardizem.
  • Cardine
    Cardene is a prescribed drug licensed to treat chest pain and high blood pressure. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview on how Cardene works and offers general precautions for taking the medication. Cardine is a common misspelling of Cardene.
  • Cardio Casular System
    This page on the eMedTV site discusses in detail the main components of the cardiovascular system (which are the heart, blood vessels, and blood) and links to more information. Cardio casular system is a common misspelling of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
    Cardiovascular disease is not a single disease. Rather, as this eMedTV page explains, it is a term encompassing 60 disorders that can affect the heart and blood vessel system. Cardio vascular disease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardio Vascular System
    This eMedTV page explains that the cardiovascular system (which consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood) carries nutrients throughout the body and collects waste products. Cardio vascular system is a common misspelling of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardiovasculaire Disease
    Cardiovascular disease consists of numerous disorders that affect the heart or blood vessels. This eMedTV page discusses this disease, as well as possible treatment options. Cardiovasculaire disease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiovasculaire System
    As this eMedTV page explains, the cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart, blood vessels, and the blood. This page also offers an explanation on how this system works. Cardiovasculaire system is a common misspelling of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardiovascular Desease
    Cardiovascular disease is a general term for several disorders affecting the heart or blood vessel system. This eMedTV resource offers a brief look at some of these disorders. Cardiovascular desease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    High blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease are the most common forms of cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV article provides a detailed discussion on cardiovascular disease, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
    Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of cardiovascular disease in women and discusses its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Research
    Understanding cardiovascular disease and its risk factors are current areas of research. This eMedTV article describes cardiovascular disease research studies in detail and the potential benefits of participating in clinical trials.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
    This eMedTV article provides various statistics on cardiovascular disease. For example, more than 70 million Americans have a form of cardiovascular disease. This page also includes tables of current statistics regarding heart disease, stroke, and more.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Types
    High blood pressure, stroke, and angina are all examples of cardiovascular disease types. As this eMedTV Web page explains, there are 60 different forms of cardiovascular disease, all of which affect the way the heart and blood vessels function.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
    This segment of the eMedTV archives gives a few examples of cardiovascular diseases and explains how common they are. This is a broad topic, with a wide range of symptoms, causes, and so on, so a link to more detailed information is included.
  • Cardiovascular Health
    Protecting your cardiovascular health begins with knowing your risk factors. This eMedTV article explains how regular exercise, a heart-healthy diet, and not smoking also help to improve the function of your heart and blood vessels.
  • Cardiovascular System
    The three main components of the cardiovascular system are the heart, blood vessels, and blood. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at these components, explaining their purposes and how they work -- both individually and together.
  • Cardiovascular System Tests
    Common cardiovascular system tests include angiography, echocardiogram, and ultrasound. This eMedTV segment discusses these tests in detail and explains how they help doctors in making an accurate diagnosis.
  • Cardiovasculer
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, three of the main parts of the cardiovascular system include the heart, blood vessels, and blood. Cardiovasculer is a common misspelling and variation of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardiovasular Disease
    Cardiovascular disease is not a single disease; rather, as this eMedTV page explains, it is a term encompassing many diseases, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Cardiovasular disease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiovasular System
    The cardiovascular system, as this eMedTV page explains, includes the heart, vessels, and blood. It is designed to deliver nutrients and remove waste products throughout the body. Cardiovasular system is a common misspelling of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardivascular Disease
    When a person has cardiovascular disease, it affects the heart or blood vessels. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this disease, including possible treatment options. Cardivascular disease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardivascular System
    The cardiovascular system provides nutrients to the body and helps remove waste from the body. This eMedTV page describes how this system works and lists the primary components. Cardivascular system is a common misspelling of cardiovascular system.
  • Cardizam
    Cardizem is commonly prescribed to treat certain types of angina. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Cardizem, lists possible side effects of the drug, and links to more detailed information. Cardizam is a common misspelling of Cardizem.
  • Cardizem
    Cardizem is a drug that is commonly prescribed to treat certain types of chest pain. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Cardizem, provides dosing information for the medicine, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Cardizem and Breastfeeding
    Women typically should not breastfeed while taking Cardizem. This article on the eMedTV Web site provides more information on Cardizem and breastfeeding, and explains whether the angina medication passes through breast milk.
  • Cardizem and Depression
    There are many possible side effects of Cardizem, and depression appears to be one of them. As this page from the eMedTV archives explains, depression was reported in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug during clinical studies.
  • Cardizem and Dry Mouth
    Dry mouth appears to be a rare but possible side effect of Cardizem. This section of the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at the connection between Cardizem and dry mouth, and provides a list of tips that may provide relief.
  • Cardizem and Impotence
    In studies on the possible side effects of Cardizem, impotence was reported in less than 1 percent of men. This eMedTV resource defines impotence and provides suggestions on what you can do if this side effect occurs during treatment with Cardizem.
  • Cardizem and Pregnancy
    Cardizem may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV page describes the problems that occurred to fetuses in animal studies on Cardizem and pregnancy, and explains what factors a doctor will consider before prescribing the drug to pregnant women.
  • Cardizem Dosage
    The recommended Cardizem dosage is 30 mg four times daily. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains when your doctor may increase or decrease your Cardizem dose and offers information on when and how to take the medication.
  • Cardizem Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web segment looks at Cardizem. Drug information discussed includes possible side effects (including sexual side effects), warnings, precautions, drug interactions, and dosing.
  • Cardizem Drug Interactions
    If cimetidine, digoxin, or rifampin is taken with Cardizem, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV Web page lists other drugs that may interact with Cardizem. The potential effects of these negative interactions are also described.
  • Cardizem Overdose
    Lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, and fainting are possible signs of a Cardizem overdose. This eMedTV resource describes other symptoms that may occur if you take too much Cardizem. Overdose treatment options are also listed.
  • Cardizem Side Effects
    Rash, dizziness, and headache are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Cardizem. This eMedTV resource describes other common side effects, lists rare but possible problems, and explains which side effects may require medical attention.
  • Cardizem Uses
    Cardizem is used for treating stable angina and variant angina. This part of the eMedTV library explains how the drug works and lists possible off-label Cardizem uses, such as for the treatment of irregular heart rhythms, migraines, and hypertension.
  • Cardizem Warnings and Precautions
    Avoid taking Cardizem if you have sick sinus syndrome and do not have a pacemaker. This eMedTV article lists other people who should not use Cardizem. Warnings and precautions on possible side effects to look out for are also included.
  • Cardizem Weight Gain
    Weight gain is a potential side effect that may occur with the use of Cardizem. As this eMedTV page explains, there are things you can do if you gain weight while taking Cardizem; weight gain may be controlled with dietary changes and exercise.
  • Cardizen
    Cardizem is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of chest pain. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Cardizem and its uses, effects, and possible side effects. Cardizen is a common misspelling of Cardizem.
  • Cardovascular Disease
    Forms of cardiovascular disease include high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. This eMedTV page takes a look at the condition and factors that affect its diagnosis. Cardovascular disease is a common misspelling of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cartia XT
    Cartia XT is a calcium channel blocker that is used for treating angina and high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment explains in detail how the drug works, lists the strengths available, and describes potential side effects that may occur.
  • Cartia XT Capsules
    Available in the form of a capsule, Cartia XT is a drug used to reduce blood pressure and treat angina. This eMedTV resource gives a brief overview of this product, with a description of how it works and a link to more in-depth information.
  • Cartia XT Dosage
    The usual starting Cartia XT dosage for treating angina is 120 to 180 mg once daily. This page on the eMedTV Web site also provides Cartia XT dosing recommendations for the treatment of high blood pressure and explains how and when to take the drug.
  • Cartia XT Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Cartia XT drug interactions include cimetidine, buspirone, and beta blockers. This eMedTV resource explains what other drugs may interact with Cartia XT and describes the effects of these potentially negative interactions.
  • Cartia XT Side Effects
    Potential Cartia XT side effects include weakness, slow heart rate, and headache. This eMedTV page also lists rare but possible side effects (like weight gain), as well as serious side effects that require medical attention (like chest pain).
  • Cartia XT Uses
    Cartia XT is mainly used for treating high blood pressure and certain types of angina. As this eMedTV page explains, however, doctors may also recommend off-label Cartia XT uses, such as for the treatment of migraines or diabetic nephropathy.
  • Cartia XT Warnings and Precautions
    Before taking Cartia XT, tell your doctor if you have arrhythmia, liver disease, or any allergies. This eMedTV page explains what else you should know before taking Cartia XT. Warnings and precautions on who should not take the drug are also listed.
  • Causes of Angina
    Each angina type has different causes, but all lead to a temporary lack of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. This eMedTV page explains the causes of angina and lists triggers, such as physical exertion, that can increase a person's chances of an attack.
  • Causes of Atherosclerosis
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site explains, the causes of atherosclerosis are not yet known. This page explains some of the risk factors (such as smoking) that increase one's chances of developing the condition.
  • Causes of Cardiovascular Disease
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the causes of cardiovascular disease can vary, depending on the disease in question. This article lists a few of the most common causes, such as blocked arteries and high blood pressure.
  • Causes of Heart Attack
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of a heart attack is a severely narrowed or completely blocked coronary artery that causes a decrease in oxygen and nutrients to the heart. This Web page describes these and other factors in detail.
  • Causes of Heart Disease
    This eMedTV page examines the causes of heart disease, which involve a hardening or narrowing of the arteries. While not causes of the condition per se, certain risk factors (such as having diabetes) can increase a person's chances of developing it.
  • Centrum Cardio
    Centrum Cardio is a type of multivitamin that contains plant sterols, which may help lower cholesterol. This eMedTV Web article explains how the supplement works, discusses its effectiveness, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Centrum Cardio and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Centrum Cardio is safe for women who are breastfeeding. Centrum Cardio, as this eMedTV page explains, may affect certain hormones, which may cause problems. A prenatal vitamin may be a better choice for women who are breastfeeding.
  • Centrum Cardio and Pregnancy
    It is generally recommended that pregnant women avoid taking Centrum Cardio. This eMedTV segment contains more information on Centrum Cardio and pregnancy, and describes the problems that may occur if pregnant women use this multivitamin.
  • Centrum Cardio Dosage
    The standard Centrum Cardio dosage is one tablet taken twice daily with food. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at Centrum Cardio dosing guidelines, and offers some tips on when and how to take this supplement.
  • Centrum Cardio Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, thyroid medications, and bisphosphonates may interact with Centrum Cardio. This eMedTV article explains that these Centrum Cardio drug interactions may decrease the absorption of these medications into the body.
  • Centrum Cardio Multivitamin Tablets
    As this eMedTV page explains, Centrum Cardio is a cholesterol-lowering multivitamin that comes in the form of oral tablets. This article describes how this supplement is thought to reduce cholesterol and explains when and how to take it.
  • Centrum Cardio Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that although a Centrum Cardio overdose is not likely to cause life-threatening problems in most cases, it can cause iron poisoning (which can be extremely dangerous). This page also covers possible treatment options.
  • Centrum Cardio Safety
    Centrum Cardio can mask certain types of anemia and may interact with some medications. This eMedTV Web page describes other Centrum Cardio safety warnings and precautions, and explains who should avoid taking Centrum Cardio vitamins.
  • Centrum Cardio Side Effects
    Although most people do not have any problems taking Centrum Cardio, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page lists some of the potential side effects of Centrum Cardio (such as nausea and gas) and explains which side effects require medical care.
  • Changing Your Life
    Let's face it. Making the necessary lifestyle changes isn't easy. If it were, you would have done it long ago. However, needing to have a stent put in is often just the wake-up call people need in order to get serious about their health.
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