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What procedure is involved in cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: An angiogram
Where contrast is injected into coronary arteries for visualization under fluoroscopy.

In brief: An angiogram
Where contrast is injected into coronary arteries for visualization under fluoroscopy.
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Several
A routine cardiac catheterization involves several parts.
The patient is prepped and brought to a procedure room. Usually the area around the femoral artery is numbed locally and an arterial sheath inserted. Through this tube, about 3mm in size, other smaller tubes called catheters are advanced up the aorta to the heart. Pressures are measured and pics taken of coronary arteries and left ventricle.

In brief: Several
A routine cardiac catheterization involves several parts.
The patient is prepped and brought to a procedure room. Usually the area around the femoral artery is numbed locally and an arterial sheath inserted. Through this tube, about 3mm in size, other smaller tubes called catheters are advanced up the aorta to the heart. Pressures are measured and pics taken of coronary arteries and left ventricle.
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