Heart Catheterization

Heart catheterization is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions including blocked blood vessels. A long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm or groin and threaded to the heart. By administering contrast material we can take pictures of blood vessels and diagnose any obstruction in the blood vessels causing the symptoms. In addition to this we can evaluate the valves in the heart and measure pressures in the heart chambers.