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.
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Diagnosing heart failure starts with a few questions and continues with exams and tests. Here’s what you can expect.
WebMD explains how a cardiac catheterization works and how it can help determine whether you have heart disease.
Heart Disease and Cardiac Catheterization
WebMD explains cardiac catheterization, an invasive imaging procedure that allows your doctor to diagnose heart disease.
Electrophysiology Testing and Your Heart
An electrophysiology (EP) study can help an abnormal heart rhythm. Learn everything you need to know.