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Cardiac catheterization | indications, procedure

Cardiac catheterization: Cardiac catheterization Definition: This involves the insertion of a catheter into the heart via the femoral or radial artery or venous system, and manipulating it within the heart and great vessels to: Inject radiopaque contrast medium to image cardiac anatomy and blood flow. Perform angioplasty (ballooning and stenting), valvuloplasty (eg transcatheter aortic valve implantation  cardiac biopsies, transcatheter septal defect …

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