Catheterization - cardiac

Alternative names
Cardiac catheterization; Heart catheterization

Definition

Cardiac catheterization involves the passage of a catheter (a thin flexible tube) into the right or left side of the heart. In general, this procedure is performed to obtain diagnostic information about the heart or its blood vessels or to provide treatment in certain types of heart conditions.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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