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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a double cardiac catheterization as opposed to a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Right and left sided

It depends on the context, but to me this sounds like doing both a left heart catheterization and a right heart catheterization.
A left heart cath is for checking the arteries in the heart and also the pressure in the left ventricle. A right heart cath is for checking the pressures on the right side of the heart, the left atrium (indirectly) and for measuring cardiac output.

In brief: Right and left sided

It depends on the context, but to me this sounds like doing both a left heart catheterization and a right heart catheterization.
A left heart cath is for checking the arteries in the heart and also the pressure in the left ventricle. A right heart cath is for checking the pressures on the right side of the heart, the left atrium (indirectly) and for measuring cardiac output.
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
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