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How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

They place the catheter into the artery through the skin.
They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it.

In brief: X-ray

They place the catheter into the artery through the skin.
They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cath

Using x-ray while manipulating the catheter inside the body.

In brief: Cath

Using x-ray while manipulating the catheter inside the body.
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