cardiac catheterization

noun

Definition of cardiac catheterization

  1. :  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

1946

First Known Use of cardiac catheterization

1946


Medical Dictionary

cardiac catheterization

noun

Medical Definition of cardiac catheterization

  1. :  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

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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