What is Cardiac Catheterization?


Cardiac catheterization is a procedure performed in order to diagnose and / or treat many cardiac pathologies. Through this you can assess heart function, the anatomy of the coronary arteries, presence of plaque (stenosis) in arteries, changes in the functioning of the heart valves, congenital diseases to diagnose and calculate various hemodynamic parameters.

The procedure is performed in the catheterization laboratory by cardiologist Hemodynamicist which has a team of specialized nurses to assist you. Cardiac catheterization is done through a puncture or dissection of the vein and / or peripheral artery. In this vein or artery is introduced into a thin, flexible tube called a catheter, which is guided into the heart to the test under real-time view of the device with the aid of angiography. It is considered a low-risk procedure.

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