Cardiac Catheterization Animation
Often called cardiac cath, this procedure can diagnose certain heart conditions and provide valuable information about your heart function. It may be performed to assess the coronary arteries, heart valves, and function of the heart muscle. A cardiac cath may also help determine the need for future heart surgery or other treatments.
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Foster, Sara, RN, MPH
Jones, Niya, MD
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