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Cardiac catheterization and angiography 

Cardiac catheterization and angiography

Chapter:
Cardiac catheterization and angiography
Author(s):

Edward D. Folland

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160304_update_002

Update:

March 2014 – chapter reviewed; no significant changes required.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 28 June 2017

Cardiac catheterization/angiography is indicated for evaluation of patients with coronary, valvular, and congenital heart disease in whom diagnostic or therapeutic decisions cannot be made on the basis of noninvasive tests. Most patients presenting for cardiac catheterization have coronary artery disease: catheterization and coronary angiography are integral parts of interventional treatments for patients experiencing ischaemic coronary syndromes....

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