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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The codes, the paddles, the resuscitation ... after Prior stabilized he had been moved to the cardiac catheterization lab, where four stents were placed to prevent future clotting. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Vegas Goalie Coach Dave Prior Is Lucky to Be Alive and Still Chasing His First Stanley Cup," 31 May 2018 After the helicopter carrying Simpson landed on the roof of Memorial Hermann, she was rushed to the cardiac catheterization lab. Karin Brulliard, chicagotribune.com, "A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke," 19 Oct. 2017 While elective procedures like cataract removal and cardiac catheterization can often be medically necessary, there is a yawning gray zone in which these procedures get done for tenuous indications—as my former colleagues illustrated. Danielle Ofri, Slate Magazine, "Big Money’s Sway Over Doctors," 2 Aug. 2017

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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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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