intracardiac catheter

in·tra·car·di·ac cath·e·ter

a catheter that can be passed into the heart through a vein or artery, to withdraw samples of blood, measure pressures within the heart's chambers or great vessels, and inject contrast media; used mainly in the diagnosis and evaluation of congenital, rheumatic, and coronary artery lesions and to evaluate systolic and diastolic cardiac function.
Synonym(s): cardiac catheter

in·tra·car·di·ac cath·e·ter

(in'tră-kahr'dē-ak kath'ĕ-tĕr)
A catheter that can be passed into the heart through a vein or artery, to withdraw samples of blood, measure pressures within the heart's chambers or great vessels, and inject contrast media; used mainly in the diagnosis and evaluation of congenital, rheumatic, and coronary artery lesions and to evaluate systolic and diastolic cardiac function.
Synonym(s): cardiac catheter.
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The intracardiac catheter remnant was successfully retrieved by interventional radiology team under fluoroscopy, using 5 mm trilobed snare device through the right femoral vein (Figure 4).
Intracardiac catheter insertion may be hazardous as it can provoke serious arrhythmias.
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Acute PE, an extremely rare but potentially fatal complication of RFCA, can present atypical clinical signs causing it to be easily misdiagnosed or missed.[sup][1] Multiple intracardiac catheters through venous sheaths that are inserted into a single femoral vein are often necessary for EPS and RFCA.
Transthoracic intracardiac catheters in pediatric patients recovering from congenital heart defect surgery: Associated complications and outcomes.
Increased cTnI has been reported after difficult positioning of intracardiac catheters in adults and, similarly, after atriotomy performed in children undergoing cardiac surgery (8).
This control group was introduced to prove that the increases of serum cTnI and other biochemical markers were attributable either to the RF application or to the positioning of the intracardiac catheters, through mechanical lesions of the myocardium.

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