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I have severe aortic stenosis and will have surgery Sept.

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I have severe aortic stenosis and will have surgery Sept. 1st. I have peripherial vascular disease and r. ventricular tachycardia and am concerned about brachial or radial catherization. I would rather have femoral catheterization. Is one more painful than the other?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

one is not more painful than the other.

you can have either radial catherization or femoral catheterization.

your doctors will put you out with an IV injection or propofol prior to the radial or femoral catheterizations.

your doctors will give you injections of fentanyl for pain as well for the procedure.

so you will not feel pain

you don't have to worry.

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