Cateterización del corazón izquierdo

La cateterización del corazón izquierdo implica el paso de un catéter (un tubo flexible y delgado) por el lado izquierdo del corazón para obtener información y diagnosticar ese lado del corazón o realizar intervenciones terapéuticas en ciertos tipos de condiciones cardíacas. La prueba puede determinar la presión y el flujo sanguíneo en las cámaras del corazón, recolectar muestras sanguíneas del corazón y examinar las arterias de éste a través de los rayos X (fluoroscopia).Cateterización del corazón izquierdo

Revision

Last reviewed 7/11/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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