right heart catheterization


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right heart catheterization

Pulmonary artery catheterization Cardiology A technique for direct measurement of cardiac function, consisting of the introduction of a catheter into the right atrium, right ventricle, pulmonary artery Data Hemodynamic measurements, cardiac output, shunt determinations, blood sampling, oxygen arrival time Indications Valve disease, congenital heart disease, CHF, cor pulmonale, pulmonary HTN, intracardiac shunts. Cf Left heart catheterization.
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Why were the posthepatic portal and right heart catheterization pressures on the same day spuriously elevated?
The results of the Holter ECG recordings were correlated with six-minute walk distance and data of echocardiography and right heart catheterization.
Right heart catheterization and cardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: an observational study.
The most effective tools, echocardiography and right heart catheterization, should be aimed not only at the diagnosis of the pericardial effusion, but also to the assessment of the severity of the pericardial effusion, since this will determine that individual patient's management.
Venous blood was obtained from 14 chronic heart failure patients undergoing right heart catheterization (2 females, 12 males; median age, 51 years; range, 26-68 years); the characteristics of these patients have been reported previously (6).
Also called right heart catheterization, the procedure produces angiograms of the coronary arteries and the left ventricle, can be used to measure pressures in the pulmonary artery, and to monitor heart function, usually in critically ill patients.
It also classified as normal two patients who were diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension when right heart catheterization was performed, she said at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
If right heart catheterization is performed alone, the access site depends on whether or not the catheter can remain in place for monitoring.
A right heart catheterization that was performed verified these measurements.
Left and right heart catheterization with coronary angiography demonstrated a fistula between the right aortic sinus and the pulmonary artery (Figure 1).
Clinically evident heart disease carries an unfavorable prognosis, as do cardiac abnormalities detected via right heart catheterization or other invasive methods.