Catheterization

  • (noun): The operation of introducing a catheter into the body.

Some articles on catheterization:

Cath Lab
... A catheterization laboratory or cath lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to support the catheterization procedure ... Most catheterization laboratories are "single plane" facilities, those that have a single X-ray generator source and an image intensifier ... Catheterization laboratories in the UK are staffed by a multidisciplinary team including a Physician (normally either a cardiologist or radiologist ...
Cardiac Catheterization - History
... cardiology The history of cardiac catheterization dates back to Claude Bernard (1813-1878), who used it on animal models ... Clinical application of cardiac catheterization begins with Werner Forssmann in the 1930s, who inserted a catheter into the vein of his own forearm, guided it fluoroscopically ... and his colleagues developed techniques for left and right heart catheterization ...
Mitral Valvuloplasty - Diagnosis - Cardiac Chamber Catheterization
... is the simultaneous left and right heart chamber catheterization ... The right heart catheterization (commonly known as Swan-Ganz catheterization) gives the physician the mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, which is a reflection of the left atrial pressure ... The left heart catheterization, on the other hand, gives the pressure in the left ventricle ...
Cardiac Catheterization
... Cardiac catheterization (heart cath) is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart ... Subsets of this technique are mainly coronary catheterization, involving the catheterization of the coronary arteries, and catheterization of cardiac chambers and valves ...
Mitral Stenosis - Diagnosis - Cardiac Chamber Catheterization
... the severity of mitral stenosis is the simultaneous left and right heart chamber catheterization ... The right heart catheterization (commonly known as Swan-Ganz catheterization) gives the physician the mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, which is a reflection of the left atrial pressure ... The left heart catheterization, on the other hand, gives the pressure in the left ventricle ...