Cardiac catheterization is a test to
check your heart and coronary arteries .
Test results will be
reviewed by a
cardiologist and will be available after the
procedure. Your doctor will be able to talk to you about some of the results
immediately after the test.
Results will include whether:1
- Coronary arteries are normal or have narrowing or blockage.
- The heart's
pumping action (ejection fraction) and pressures inside the heart
chambers and blood vessels are normal.
- The heart valves
are working normally.
Many conditions can affect the results of a cardiac
catheterization. Your doctor will discuss any significant abnormal results with
you in relation to your symptoms and past health.
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
July 20, 2011
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