How often are right heart catherizations done. I wonder as I feel I am getting worse. Has anyone had them done more than twice and it’s it used to check your severity of the disease?
Jocelyn K. My cath was done 2 years ago, no one has mentioned having another one. It was pain free and over in a heartbeat ❤️ Welcome to our family of wonderful people, we are here for you. Tell us more about yourself ❤️🌺
Good morning Jocelynn and welcome to this site. My doctor told me that I won't have another RHC unless my symptoms get much worse. I expect your doctor would order breathing tests and maybe an echocardiogram before doing another cath. Let us know more about your illness. You can document your story so you don't have to repeat it to each of us. Go to the 3 grey bars top right and go to "My Profile" and choose "story". Thanks, ABQ Jane
I've only had one I. 2016 and my heart was norna. l would like to have one but ow there could be breathing issues if I have one. I gad a TEE done. In 2020 and it showed the PH and everything else.
Hi Mohave50. That is true, an echocardiogram can detect PH/PAH but the RVSP, right ventricular systolic pressure, is more accurate on right heart catheterization. That tells you if you are mild, moderate or severe in the progression of this disease as I understand it.
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