First Known Use of cardiac catheterization
medical Definition of cardiac catheterization
- Hemodynamic measurements during cardiac catheterization may be necessary to diagnose constrictive pericarditis if noninvasive methods, such as echocardiography or pericardial imaging, are not conclusive.
- —Andrew Wang and Thomas M. Bashore, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2 Sept. 2004
- … may be repaired without open-heart surgery through the use of an umbrella-like device that is placed in the heart by a cardiac catheter.
- —Andrew Skolnick, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 24 Oct. 1990
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