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How does a doctor perform cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Via Arteries

A cardiac catheterization generally involves accessing on of the body's arteries to start the procedure, most commonly the femoral or radial.
A small tube, called a sheath functions like an IV catheter, allowing access to the artery. Various catheters are then inserted and removed via the sheath to measure pressure and take x-ray pictures of the arteries and left ventricle.

In brief: Via Arteries

A cardiac catheterization generally involves accessing on of the body's arteries to start the procedure, most commonly the femoral or radial.
A small tube, called a sheath functions like an IV catheter, allowing access to the artery. Various catheters are then inserted and removed via the sheath to measure pressure and take x-ray pictures of the arteries and left ventricle.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Catheterization

A site is numbed over the groin or radial artery.
A catheter is introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart where measurements and pictures are recorded. When done catheter removed, wound closed and patient recovered.

In brief: Catheterization

A site is numbed over the groin or radial artery.
A catheter is introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart where measurements and pictures are recorded. When done catheter removed, wound closed and patient recovered.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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