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Can you describe cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Usually, sedation is given - a 2mm incision is made in the femoral artery at the groin, a sheath is inserted, the artery is cannulated with a catheter, dye is injected via catheter to provide contrast so that the cardiologist can read the images via fluoroscopy (x-ray).
The injection of dye is repeated to attain images of the heart from enough angles to provide a complete 'picture' of coronaries.

In brief: See Below

Usually, sedation is given - a 2mm incision is made in the femoral artery at the groin, a sheath is inserted, the artery is cannulated with a catheter, dye is injected via catheter to provide contrast so that the cardiologist can read the images via fluoroscopy (x-ray).
The injection of dye is repeated to attain images of the heart from enough angles to provide a complete 'picture' of coronaries.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiac cath

Check out this site for more info: http://www.
Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/cath/.

In brief: Cardiac cath

Check out this site for more info: http://www.
Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/cath/.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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