cardiac catheterization

noun

: 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 The center’s specialists will include physicians with expertise in heart failure, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization and structural heart problems. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 The medical team subsequently discovered an 80 percent artery blockage — this time caused by cholesterol — and inserted another stent in her heart to open the blockage after she was rushed to the cardiac catheterization lab. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 The size of the benefit in terms of biological age was surprising to Dr. Annapoorna Kini, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital in New York City. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Location Pacemaker surgery takes place in an operating room or cardiac catheterization lab of a hospital or specialized surgical center. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023 Less than an hour later, I was rushed by helicopter to a hospital with a cardiac catheterization lab, where doctors can identify potential blockages and possibly reopen a clogged artery. Ken Budd, Anchorage Daily News, 12 June 2023 The flooding impacted a corridor used to take patients from the emergency department to an elevator that goes to the cardiac catheterization lab and operating rooms on different floors. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Feb. 2023 Hartaj Girn, at the time a senior cardiology fellow at USC, moved quickly, preparing for a potentially life-saving trip to the cardiac catheterization lab. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 24 Oct. 2021 That’s why when patients rush to the hospital after a heart attack, medical experts immediately open the arteries using cardiac catheterization or a balloon, or stint. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 14 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiac catheterization was in 1946

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“Cardiac catheterization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac%20catheterization. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cardiac catheterization

noun
: 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
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
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