Skip to content

    Heart Disease Health Center

    Cardiac Catheterization Directory

    A heart cath, or cardiac catheterization, is a heart test used to diagnose heart disease and provide treatment. During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and travels up to your heart. Dye can be injected so that abnormalities can be seen with an X-ray machine. During a heart catheterization, therapeutic interventions such as angioplasty and stenting may be done as well. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a heart cath is done, benefits and risks, and much more.

    Medical Reference

    Features

    Thumbnail: Heart Tests Your Doctor May Recommend

    Knowing what's going on with your ticker can help you -- and your doctor -- make wise decisions about your health care.

    Read Full Article

    Video

    Slideshows & Images

    Quizzes

    News Archive

    Today on WebMD

    x-ray of human heart
    A visual guide.
    atrial fibrillation
    Symptoms and causes.
     
    heart rate graph
    10 things to never do.
    heart rate
    Get the facts.