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What does a cardiac catheterization do ?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Takes a picture
Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to make hemodynamics measurements regarding the function of the heart.

In brief: Takes a picture
Cardiac catheterization is used to take a picture of the arteries of the heart, the pumping chambers of the heart, the valves of the heart, and to make hemodynamics measurements regarding the function of the heart.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Also, if blockages are noted during the cath, certain procedures can be used to open the blockage.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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. The study provides accurate information about the heart and heart arteries for decision making and diagnosis.

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. The study provides accurate information about the heart and heart arteries for decision making and diagnosis.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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