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Is cardiac catheterization intrusive?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

It's an invasive procedure in which a catheter (small tube) is inserted in an artery (blood vessel) in your wrist or groin, then fed backwards to your heart in order to take pictures of the heart arteries.

In brief: Yes

It's an invasive procedure in which a catheter (small tube) is inserted in an artery (blood vessel) in your wrist or groin, then fed backwards to your heart in order to take pictures of the heart arteries.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Yes it is invasive; a needle stick into an artery is exchanged for a wire over which a catheter is placed and pushed up the aorta to the heart

In brief: Yes

Yes it is invasive; a needle stick into an artery is exchanged for a wire over which a catheter is placed and pushed up the aorta to the heart
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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