Written by Padma Sundareson | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Apr 05, 2018

Cardiac Catheterization - Glossary

Cardiovascular: Related to heart and its blood vessels

Coagulopathy: Disease in the process of forming blood clots

Congenital: Present at birth

Coronary artery disease: Blockage in the artery supplying blood to the heart

Cyanotic: Birth defects of the heart, which permits oxygen-depleted (blue) blood to circulate to the body without passing through the lungs

Embolism: A block in an artery caused by blood clots or other substances, such as fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells

Epilepsy: Seizures due to a change in the electrical discharge by the brain cells

Fluoroscopy: An x-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion

Mitral Stenosis: Narrowing of the mitral valve causing reduced blood supply to the left ventricle

Syncope: Loss of consciousness

Transient Ischemic attack: Temporary interruption of blood supply to a portion of the brain, giving rise to completely reversible brain damage, symptoms and clinical signs


vaishali9524 Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What are the complications occurred during Cardiac catheterization?

agila5 Monday, November 18, 2013


drbhargavi Sunday, April 22, 2012

if the creatine level is 4.6 then can we go for angiogram.....if it is must and should then what will be the other alternative...please reply..

doctorJ Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is the average time for patient to stay in hospital on observation after cardiac Catheterization that is paid and covered by Horizon Blue Cross and other commercial insurance companies? BCBS does even pay for 24 hours for patient stay after cardiac cath. What is medical view on the issue? Favour of your response is appreciated. Email: Doctorwellness@aol.com

accountage Friday, September 23, 2011

i am feeling leg pain and swelling on both the legs is it a symptom of heart patient ?

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