left heart catheterization


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left heart catheterization

Interventional cardiology The introduction of a catheter into the aorta, left ventricle and left atrium with cannulation of coronary arteries and bypass grafts. Cf Right heart catheterization.
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Contract notice: Procurement of a left heart catheterization measuring station.
They also identified a growing gap in the rates of left heart catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention between men and women.