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What information can be revealed by a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Regina Druz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pressures

In addition to coronary anatomy and evaluation of the valves and the heart muscle, cardiac catheterization allows measurements to be obtained inside the heart chambers to determine how well the heart pumps and fills, as well as the blood pressure in the lungs.
More advanced evaluation may include an intracoronary (inside the blood vessel) ultrasound to see and measure blockages (plaques).

In brief: Pressures

In addition to coronary anatomy and evaluation of the valves and the heart muscle, cardiac catheterization allows measurements to be obtained inside the heart chambers to determine how well the heart pumps and fills, as well as the blood pressure in the lungs.
More advanced evaluation may include an intracoronary (inside the blood vessel) ultrasound to see and measure blockages (plaques).
Dr. Regina Druz
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiac Cath

Most commonly to see the coronary artery anatomy but also for congenital heart disease valvular heart disease function of the heart muscle.

In brief: Cardiac Cath

Most commonly to see the coronary artery anatomy but also for congenital heart disease valvular heart disease function of the heart muscle.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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