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

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First Known Use of cardiac catheterization

1946


Medical Dictionary

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. BashoreThe New England Journal of Medicine2 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 SkolnickThe Journal of the American Medical Association24 Oct. 1990

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