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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cardiac catheterization
Cardiac catheterization can be used to determine pressure and blood flow in the heart's chambers, collect blood samples from the heart, and examine the arteries of the heart with an x-ray technique called fluoroscopy.
Cardiac catheterization is usually performed to evaluate heart valves, heart function and blood supply, or heart abnormalities in newborns.
Therapeutic catheterization may be used to repair certain types of heart defects, open a stenotic heart valve, and open blocked arteries or grafts in the heart.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003419.htm   (820 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization Angioplasty and Stent Procedures
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that involves the insertion of a catheter, a long thin flexible tube into the heart.
Cardiac catheterization is a valuable diagnostic tool since it gives the physician the opportunity to visually access the function of the heart.
Cardiac catheterization is utilized to accurately measure the severity of a valve narrowing, or leakage.
www.advancedcardiologyinc.com /CardCathAngStent.htm   (587 words)

  
 Catheterization, Female Information on Healthline
Catheterization of the female patient is traditionally performed without the use of local anesthetic gel to facilitate catheter insertion.
Health-care practitioners performing the catheterization should have a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, be trained in antiseptic techniques, and have proficiency in catheter insertion and catheter care.
Women using intermittent catheterization to manage incontinence may require a period of adjustment as they try to establish a catheterization schedule that is adequate for their normal fluid intake.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/catheterization-female   (1009 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization
The purpose of cardiac catheterization is to find out if you have disease in your coronary arteries and, if so, pinpoint the size and location of fat and calcium deposits (plaque) that may have built up in your coronary arteries from atherosclerosis.
A child who has had cardiac catheterization may need to be held by a parent for several hours after the test to prevent the child from moving his or her leg.
Cardiac catheterization is not usually done during pregnancy because the radiation could damage the developing fetus.
www.webmd.com /hw/heart_disease/hw204075.asp   (2652 words)

  
 Cardiovascular Diseases - Cardiac Catheterization
In cardiac catheterization (often abbreviated as "cath"), a very small catheter (hollow tube) is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin through the aorta into the heart.
Cardiac catheterization is used to diagnose and evaluate the severity of valvular heart disease.
Cardiac catheterization is performed to determine the presence and severity of congenital cardiac abnormalities.
uuhsc.utah.edu /healthinfo/adult/cardiac/cath.htm   (2417 words)

  
 Urinary Catheterization | AHealthyMe.com
Urinary catheterization is employed in hospital and nursing home settings to maintain urine output in patients who are undergoing surgery, or who are confined to the bed and physically unable to use a bedpan.
Nonintermittent catheterization, which is initiated in a hospital or nursing home setting, uses the same basic technique for insertion of the urinary tract catheter.
Patients using intermittent catheterization as a treatment for incontinence will experience a period of adjustment as they try to establish a catheterization schedule that is adequate for their normal level of fluid intake.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587629   (940 words)

  
 Coronary catheterization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Specifically, coronary catheterization is a visually interpreted test performed to recognize occlusion, stenosis, restenosis, thrombosis or aneurysmal enlargement the coronary artery lumens, heart chamber size, heart muscle contraction performance and some aspects of heart valve function.
The first case of coronary catheterization was serendipitous: Sones, a pediatric cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, accidentally injected radiocontrast in the coronary artery instead of the left ventricle.
During coronary catheterization (often referred to as a cath by physicians), blood pressures are recorded and X-Ray motion picture shadow-grams of the blood inside the coronary arteries are recorded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coronary_catheterization   (1755 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization - Texas Children's Heart Center
For certain cardiac defects, an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure can achieve the same result as an operation, and procedures can be performed in concert with surgery to help make the surgery more directed and effective..
With diagnostic catheterization, a small catheter, which resembles a long straw, is advanced into the heart through a large vein.
Although therapeutic cardiac catheterization for children was pioneered in the early 1970s, it was not until the mid-to-late 1980s that these procedures occurred regularly.
www.texaschildrenshospital.org /carecenters/heart/catheterization.aspx   (305 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is performed to further diagnose coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and/or certain congenital (present at birth) heart conditions, such as atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect, when other less invasive types of diagnostic tests indicate the presence of one of these conditions.
In cardiac catheterization (often called cardiac cath), a very small hollow tube, or catheter, is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin or arm through the aorta into the heart.
A cardiac catheterization may be performed on an outpatient basis or as part of your stay in a hospital.
www.rwjhamilton.org /ihealth/content.asp?pageid=P07964   (2669 words)

  
 Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization CMG Procedure Children's Comprehensive Center for Heart Care Dallas, Texas
Cardiac catheterization is an X-ray test that uses radiographic dye injected by a thin catheter inserted in the large arteries or veins in the groin area.
Most cardiac catheterization procedures are performed while the patient is asleep, and when necessary, sedative medications are administered to keep the patient comfortable and relaxed.
When your child is scheduled for a cardiac catheterization, you will receive instructions from your cardiologist's office regarding the time and day that your child needs to arrive at the hospital and where within the hospital to bring your child.
www.childrens.com /cardiology/services/catheterization_lab.cfm   (1879 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.
Depending on the results of the cardiac catheterization test, additional tests or procedures may be scheduled to gather further diagnostic information.
Advances in interventional cardiac catheterization have changed the diagnostic work-up for babies and children with newly suspected congenital heart disease greatly over the past 10 years.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /UVAHealth/peds_cardiac/cardcath.cfm   (861 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cardiac catheterization is a common, relatively painless, nonsurgical procedure that can help your doctor diagnose a heart problem.
To understand why cardiac catheterization may be needed to help diagnose a heart problem, first you need to know how a healthy heart works.
The night before your catheterization, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight.
www.heartdrs.com /procedure/cardiac_catheterization.htm   (768 words)

  
 Cardiac Cath
An interventional heart catheterization is a special heart catheterization that may correct some types of heart defects.
If your child is coming to the hospital for an outpatient heart catheterization, he or she will usually be seen in the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic the day of or the day before the heart catheterization.
Preschoolers may be told of the heart catheterization 1 to 2 days before, while older children may be told 1 to 2 weeks before.
www.pediheart.org /parents/tests/cath.htm   (891 words)

  
 Cardiac catheterization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cardiac catheterization (heart cath) is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart.
Coronary catheterization is a subset of this technique, involving the catheterization of the coronary arteries.
A cardiac catheterization is a general term for a group of procedures that are performed using this method, such as coronary angiography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cardiac_catheterization   (350 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure to evaluate cardiac anatomy and function.
The major purpose of cardiac catheterization in most cases in the United States today is to define precisely the heart artery anatomy.
Cardiac catheterization is frequently performed as an outpatient procedure.
www.helenacardiology.com /catheterization.htm   (400 words)

  
 WUSTL Pediatrics :: Cardiology :: Catheterization :: Home
The cardiac catheterization service at St. Louis Children's Hospital is responsible for invasive diagnosis and therapeutic interventions for children with congenital and acquired heart disease.
Diagnostic catheterization is performed to assist in diagnosing complex heart conditions, and to help decide on further treatments.
Follow a patient on a virtual tour of the catheterization lab.
peds.wustl.edu /cardiology/cardiac_catheterization   (495 words)

  
 Cardiac catheterization
Cardiac catheterization involves the passage of a catheter (a thin flexible tube) into the right or left side of the heart.
Cardiac catheterization is usually performed to evaluate cardiac valvular disease, heart function and blood supply, or congenital heart abnormalities.
Therapeutic catheterization may be used to repair certain types of heart defects, open a stenotic heart valve, and dilate obstructed arteries or grafts in the heart.
www.wvhcs.org /ency/article/003419.htm   (635 words)

  
 Heart Catheterization Diagnosis and Interventions
Cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure for evaluating certain problems with the heart and its blood supply.
Coronary artery disease is the most common problem that requires a catheterization or what's known as a “heart cath.” Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle are narrowed by a build-up of fats or cholesterol.
If the catheterization was done from the leg artery, you must remember not to bend the leg at the hips.
www.brighamandwomens.org /patient/cardiac_cath.aspx   (2847 words)

  
 DHMC Cardiology | Services | Catheterization Lab: Information for Patients
Cardiac catheterization (sometimes called coronary angiography) is one of a variety of diagnostic tests our cardiologists use to evaluate how well the heart is functioning, and whether the arteries are narrowed or blocked.
To perform a cardiac catheterization, a thin, flexible tube (a catheter) is threaded through a blood vessel in the arm or leg and into the heart with the aid of a special x-ray machine.
If you are about to undergo heart catheterization a review on recovering from heart catheterization may be very useful to you.
www.dartmouth.edu /~cardio/Services/cath/info.html   (219 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is often used therapeutically, that is, to deliver treatment for various heart problems.
Therapeutic catheterizations include procedures to dilate stenotic heart valves, procedures to close atrial septal defects (i.e., a hole in the wall separating the left and right atria), and of course, procedures to relieve blockages in the coronary arteries (angioplasty and stent placement).
Minor complications of cardiac catheterization include minor bleeding at the site of catheter insertion, temporary heart rhythm disturbances caused by the catheter irritating the heart muscle, and temporary changes in the blood pressure.
www.rochestermedicalcenter.com /cardiac_catheterization.htm   (746 words)

  
 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Heart Catheterization
Heart (cardiac) catheterization is a procedure in which a very thin flexible tube is inserted through a blood vessel into the veins, arteries, and chambers of your heart.
Cardiac catheterization and the injection of dye into the arteries is the best way to study the coronary arteries.
Heart catheterization is considered the most accurate way to gather the information your health care provider needs to diagnose and treat heart problems most effectively.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_cardicat_car.htm   (972 words)

  
 Interventional Cardiology / Cardiac Catheterization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cardiac catheterization is a sophisticated technology that delivers a precise diagnosis with little discomfort or inconvenience.
When cardiac catheterization identifies the need for a treatment procedure to correct the problem, it may be done during the catheterization or require a referral to one of Montefiore's outstanding cardiac specialists.
Heart surgery: Cardiac catheterization may determine that valve or bypass surgery is necessary.
www.montefiore.org /services/coe/heart/cardiaccatheder   (421 words)

  
 Clean intermittent self-catheterization
Intermittent catheterization involves the temporary placement of a catheter (tube) to remove urine from the body.
Intermittent (short-term) catheterization may be necessary for people with neurological disorders, women who have undergone certain gynecological surgeries, and anyone who is unable to properly empty the bladder.
The goal of intermittent catheterization is to prevent urinary tract infections, or to completely empty the bladder.
www.healthcentral.com /ency/408/003972.html   (490 words)

  
 Heart Disease Symptom and Cardiac Catheterization Procedures - Specialties - St. John Macomb Hospital: Warren
John Macomb hospital Cardiac Catheterization labs are used for heart catheterizations, peripheral angiograms, angioplasties and stents.
A cardiac catheterization is a procedure performed by a cardiologist to view the chambers and valves of the heart, as well as the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.
Before your catheterization, the doctor may send you for blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG) and a chest x-ray, or these may be done upon your arrival to the hospital the morning of your procedure.
www.stjohn.org /innerpage.aspx?PageID=173   (788 words)

  
 Catheterization Male Female Models Bladder Urinating Catheterization Simulator Prostate Colon Rectum Examination ...
The Female Catheterization Simulator is constructed with a bladder reservoir, patient urethra, and a valve simulating the internal urethral sphincter.
This simulator is the torso of a middle-aged woman with thighs abducted for proper position during catheterization.
Really helps nurses and students in developing Catheterization Skills, by allowing them to view the indwelling condition of a balloon catheter, flow of urine, and the relative position of the pelvis and bladder through a transparent hypogastrium.
www.buyamag.com /catheterization_training_models.php   (1733 words)

  
 Bladder catheterization, male
Catheterization is accomplished by inserting a catheter (a hollow tube, often with and inflatable balloon tip) into the urinary bladder.
This procedure is performed for urinary obstruction, following surgical procedures to the urethra, in unconscious patients (due to surgical anesthesia, coma, etc.), or for any other problem in which the bladder needs to be kept empty (decompressed) and urinary flow assured.
Catheterization in males is slightly more difficult and uncomfortable than in females because of the longer urethra.
www.umm.edu /imagepages/1066.htm   (260 words)

  
 Cardiac Catheterization, Angiogram - CardiologyChannel
Cardiac catheterization involves passing a catheter (i.e., a thin flexible tube) through an artery or a vein to the heart, and into a coronary artery.
In most cases, cardiac catheterization is recommended when a partial or complete arterial blockage is suspected.
Cardiac catheterization usually is not performed in patients who have infrequent episodes of angina (chest pain) or angina that is easily controlled.
www.cardiologychannel.com /cardiaccath   (267 words)

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