Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Catheterization involves inserting a catheter tube in the heart to follow some tests. The catheter is done in arm, neck, or groin region. The doctor threads the catheter through the blood vessel of the aorta of the heart.

It is performed in the catheter lab, where doctors make an incision point. The doctor may even apply contrast dye in the catheter tube to check blood flow.

Based on cardiac catheterization, doctors may perform several other procedures such as coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and stent placement. Catheterization determines heart conditions such as congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, and many more.


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