of Intermountain Medical
Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.
catheterization is done in the cardiac catheterization laboratory ("cath
lab") by a cardiologist.
Some of the tests and procedures
that are done in a cath lab include:
Testing for heart disease with an
Treating heart disease with angioplasty and
Testing for and treating heart rhythm problems.
will lie on a flat table under a large X-ray machine.
Several small pads or patches (electrodes) will be attached to your legs and arms
with a special paste or gel. These electrodes are connected to an electrocardiogram
(EKG, ECG) machine that continuously records the electrical activity of your
heart during the test or procedure.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary
Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology,
Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist
Medical ReviewerJohn A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI
- Cardiology Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP
- Internal Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John
A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology & Michael
P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise, Incorporated, disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this