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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Tubes

Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries.

In brief: Tubes

Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Dr. Bennett Werner
The catherters can be inserted into the leg (femoral artery), arm (brachial artery) or wrist (radial artery). There are different catheters for each location.
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Groin or wrist

Groin or wrist arteries.

In brief: Groin or wrist

Groin or wrist arteries.
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