Cardiac catheter examination
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Diagnostic procedure in which a thin plastic tube (catheter) is inserted into an arm or leg vessel (usually in the area of the groin; left heart catheter in an artery, right heart catheter in a vein). Used to measure pressure in the cardiac chambers, as contrast medium imaging of the coronary vessels and cardiac chambers and for measuring oxygen content

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28