Cardiac Catheterization
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Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure that diagnoses and treats several cardiovascular ailments. During cardiac catheterization, a long and thin catheter tube is injected into an artery or vein. The region covers the arms, groin, or neck.

Using a catheter, our doctors run diagnostic tests as it plays a part in cardiac catheterization. During cardiac catheterization, some treatments such as coronary angioplasty and coronary stenting are also performed.

How does cardiac catheterization take place?

Cardiac catheterization is performed under a procedure room with specialized X-ray and imaging machines. Even cardiac catheterization happens in a sterile area.

A patient remains conscious of cardiac catheterization. However, our doctors may sedate you so that your body does not twitch much. Sometimes, even general anesthesia is given to the patient so that they relax.

Our doctor will inject an intravenous IV line from your hand or arm. They will then place the electrodes on your chest to monitor your heartbeat.

The catheter will be inserted once your intravenous IV line gets placed. A small cut made helps in accessing an artery. A plastic sheath allows the doctor to insert the catheter completely.