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Why is cardiac catheterization done?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Variety of reasons

Cardiac catheterization is performed to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of heart problems.
Measurements are made of pressure, blood flow, and oxygen saturation in the heart. X-ray dye is injected and pictures taken of the arteries and chambers of the heart. Based on the information obtained, a treatment plan is developed.

In brief: Variety of reasons

Cardiac catheterization is performed to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of heart problems.
Measurements are made of pressure, blood flow, and oxygen saturation in the heart. X-ray dye is injected and pictures taken of the arteries and chambers of the heart. Based on the information obtained, a treatment plan is developed.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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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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