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Our Locations
Heart Institute at Saint Joseph Hospital
Cardiac Services
Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery Physicians
Heart Center
Heart and Vascular Diagnostic Testing
Heart Institute Short Stay Unit
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Saint Joseph Cardiology Associates
Saint Joseph Cardiology Associates Physicians
Cardiothoracic Surgery Physicians
Saint Joseph Cardiology Associates Services
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Saint Joseph Cardiology Associates Locations
Cardiac Cath Lab
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Discomfort & Complications

There is very little discomfort.

The local anesthetic injection causes a burning sensation for a few moments; the dye injection may cause a brief warming sensation or "flushed" feeling in your body.

Remember, the actual procedure often lasts less than 30 minutes. Caomplications are rare (about 1 in 500), and we are equipped to handle most complications right here.

 

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