Catheterization - cardiac; Cardiac catheterization
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.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
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