What To Think About
- This test usually is not done on people who have had
allergic reactions to contrast material, poorly
heart failure, life-threatening heart rhythm problems,
- Cardiac catheterization
is not usually done during pregnancy because the radiation could damage the
fetus. But in a life-threatening emergency, this
procedure may be necessary to help save a pregnant woman's life. In such cases,
the fetus is protected as much as possible from radiation exposure with a lead
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
July 20, 2011
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