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Cardiac catheterization 

Cardiac catheterization
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Cardiac catheterization
Author(s):

Sara Thorne

and Sarah Bowater

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759959.003.0005
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date: 14 November 2019

The purpose of cardiac catheterization in patients with congenital heart disease is to gain information about complex anatomy and haemodynamics, especially with respect to pulmonary artery pressure and vascular resistance. This chapter outlines indications for cardiac catheterization, precatheterization care, normal values and calculations, and catheter interventions in ACHD.

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