Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

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Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Cardiac catheterization has long served as the "gold standard" for the anatomic and physiological assessment of patients with CHD. Real - time fluoroscopy with contrast injection coupled with rapid digital angiography has provided the high resolution images of the heart necessary for successful surgical management of these patients. The direct measurement of pressures within cardiac chambers and great vessels help to stratify patients according to risk, assists in evaluation of medical therapy, and helps to indicate a need for intervention