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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If right heart catheterization is performed alone, the access site depends on whether or not the catheter can remain in place for monitoring.
Once diagnosis has been made with echocardiogram, right heart catheterization and either CT or magnetic resonance imaging, repair is undertaken utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Not all physicians are comfortable going straight to right heart catheterization.
Right heart catheterization was done revealing moderately severe pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure of 50 mm Hg), responsive to calcium channel blockers (diltiazem).
Because PiCCO requires only a central venous and an arterial catheter, the method avoids complications associated with right heart catheterization.
is implanted into the patient's pulmonary artery during right heart catheterization.
Right heart catheterization (RHC) was used to confirm the presence of pulmonary hypertension.
In TRA group, coronary left and right heart catheterization and ventriculography were successfully done in 63, 69, and 74 patients by using 1 catheter, respectively.