Cardiac catheterization is a test to check
your heart. This test uses a thin flexible tube called a catheter that is inserted
into the heart through blood vessels. This test can include a coronary angiogram,
which checks blood flow in the coronary arteries.
A cardiac catheterization
can also check blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of the heart, find out
how well the heart valves work, check for defects in the heart, or check how well
the wall of the heart moves.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology &
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Interventional Cardiology
& Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
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