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Abnormal stress ECG

Had an ECG, X-ray and stress ECG and cardi doc has advised that I have a 24 hr tape and cardiac catheterisation coronary arteriography in 6 weeks
I was hoping she was going to tell me it was anxiety and panic attacks
She told me the risk fracture of 1 in a 1000 of dying with the last test huhhh
She's also faxing my doc so I get aspirin and beta blockers Tom
I'm going out of my mind with worry
Has anyone had experiences like this
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I had cardiac catheterization done years ago, and the risk  factor she might be referring to is the possibility of a severe, life threatenng allergic reaction to the contrast dye that's injected during the procedure.  The syringe of dye is surprisingly and for me frighteningly large, but fortunately is injected through the catheter and into the heart where it is rapidly pumped out while a series of radiographs are taken in quick succession.  The reaction of many to the dye as it is pumped out is a sudden warmth in the lower trunk and groin as the dye passes into the legs and organs.  It gives the distinct feeling that you've wet yourself.  That's the only way to describe it.  Afterwards, you're encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to fluch the dye from your system.  There is also the possibility of kidney damage, but that is rare.  Blood clotting may also be an issue, and I was on Heparin for a number of days to break up one that formed near the insertion site.  Fortunately, it disolved, and I was released.

The procedure is relatively commonplace today, and I wouldn't sweat it.
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