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Best method for cardiac catheterisation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is wrist heart XXXXXXXX fairly acceptable as a method rather than groin access. My research tells me that the wrist is much safer and less down time. I have a metal cage in my back from spine surgery and was told to eliminate lying on back for any length of time. Also I cannot lay flat at cage irritates my back and is painful. If my doctor says they only do groin should seek another doctor? I am not sure yet if that will be needed but I am researching ahead in case.                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   The best choice as per Medical trials is
Doctor :   the groin(femoral vein), next is jugular vein
Doctor :   Why have they refused
Doctor :   wrist?
Doctor :   Sorry Why have they refused groin?
User :   They have not refused--I do not know what they will accept as method--I am doing research ahead of time so that I am informed----they have not refused groin---I prefer wrist from my research that there is less down time and easier on back and due to my back problem I cannot lay 6 hours flat to recover.
Doctor :   Yes they may either consider other options in your case in particular
User :   thanks
Doctor :   I have never come across such a situation, but in case I do so, I agree with your opinion
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