Michael P. Pignone MD MPH FACP


Cardiac Catheterization

Discusses test used to check your heart and coronary arteries. Covers reasons cardiac catheterization is done. Looks at how to prepare. Explains how the test is done in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) by a cardiologist. Covers risks.

Catheter Placement During a Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is done using a thin, soft tube called a catheter. A doctor inserts the catheter into a blood vessel, typically in the groin area, using a special needle. The doctor then slowly guides the catheter through blood vessels toward the heart. The catheter tip is moved into various positions in the…

Riesgos de tomar aspirina

La evidencia muestra que la aspirina aumenta la probabilidad de sangrado grave en el tubo digestivo. El cuadro de arriba muestra la cantidad de personas que tendrán sangrado grave en los próximos 10 años, organizado según el nivel de riesgo de sangrado. La información que aquí se muestra está basada en la mejor…

Mitral valve stenosis

Mitral valve stenosis is a heart condition in which the mitral valve fails to open as wide as it should. When this happens, not as much blood can flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Over time, mitral valve stenosis can cause the left atrium to work harder to pump blood through the narrowed valve. Mitral…