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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Examples of cardiac catheterization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers only studied patients who received a cardiac catheterization, a minimally invasive procedure commonly done to search for blockages in the heart's arteries. Marshall Cohen, CNN, "'Broken heart syndrome' has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests," 9 July 2020 Soon after, two nurses who normally worked in the cardiac catheterization lab walked into the unit to offer their assistance. Sheri Fink, New York Times, "‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge," 4 Apr. 2020 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 The others were treated as many people with abnormal stress tests are now: They were taken to cardiac catheterization labs for angiograms. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardiac catheterization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiac%20catheterization. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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