Cateterización cardíaca

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Cateterización cardíaca

La cateterización cardíaca es utilizada para estudiar las diversas funciones del corazón. A través de diferentes técnicas, las arterias coronarias se pueden ver al inyectar un medio de contraste o se pueden destapar con una angioplastia de balón. Con ella, también es posible medir la concentración de oxígeno entre las válvulas y las paredes del corazón, así como las presiones dentro de cada cavidad cardíaca y a través de las válvulas. Esta técnica puede realizarse hasta en niños pequeños y en recién nacidos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/18/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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