cardiac catheterization

noun

Definition of cardiac catheterization

: a medical procedure in which a thin, flexible catheter is inserted through an artery or vein (as of the arm or leg) and passed into the heart for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions

Examples of cardiac catheterization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For decades, cardiac catheterization has spared many the trauma of open heart surgery. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2021 By the time Jodie Stipetich and daughters Cheyenne, 14, and Sierra, 21, got to Allegheny General Hospital, Stipetich was behind the doors of the cardiac catheterization lab. Arkansas Online, 24 Oct. 2021 By the time Jodie Stipe tich and daughters Cheyenne, 14, and Sierra, 21, got to AGH, Stipetich was behind the doors of the cardiac catheterization lab. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 19 Oct. 2021 That can mean delaying cardiac catheterization or the removal of cancerous tumors. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2021 The cardiac catheterization lab uses diagnostic imaging equipment to examine and treat heart disease. Julie Washington, cleveland, 3 May 2021 According to a release sent Tuesday evening, the change begins Wednesday and affects the hospital’s surgical services, the gastroenterology lab and the cardiac catheterization lab. al, 31 Dec. 2020 Many of these patients need an immediate procedure and there is no time for the PCR test and in most cases not even a rapid test to be back in time before rushing off to the cardiac catheterization lab. Todd S. Purdum, STAT, 22 Dec. 2020 Not just elective stuff, but high-cost imaging tests and procedures like cardiac catheterization and surgeries that aren’t really part of the COVID-19 experience. The Atlantic, 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cardiac catheterization

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiac catheterization was in 1946

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21 Nov 2021

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“Cardiac catheterization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac%20catheterization. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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cardiac catheterization

noun

Medical Definition of cardiac catheterization

: a medical procedure in which a thin, flexible catheter is inserted through an artery or vein (as of the arm or leg) and passed into the heart for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions 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

Other Words from cardiac catheterization

cardiac catheter noun
… 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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