During Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization takes place in a catheterization laboratory, or cath lab, which is similar to a small operating room. A long thin tube called a catheter is inserted via a needle, guidewire, and sheath into a blood vessel leading to the heart.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/3983
  • Syndication ID: 18653
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 04:26 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 12:58 AM

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