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If a patient has kidney problems would the dye for a HEART

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If a patient has kidney problems would the dye for a HEART CATHERIZATION Make the kidneys worse or fail? THANK YOU. MARTHA HELMAN
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
If you have kidney disease, then the dye used for interventional and diagnostic procedures can damage the kidneys even more. The risk of kidney failure is very real, so this should be used with extreme caution. The dye can still be used if the required procedure is life saving and the benefits of using it outweigh the risks. So talk to your cardiologist and nephrologist to discuss your situation.
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