• blood
  • In cardiac catheterization, blood specimens can be taken from the heart's cavities, a contrast medium can be introduced into the cavities for subsequent X-ray examination, and blood pressure can be measured in the cavities at the various phases of cardiac activity. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Right heart catheterizations also allow the physician to estimate the cardiac output, the amount of blood that flows from the heart each minute, and the cardiac index, a hemodynamic parameter that relates the cardiac output to a patient's body surface area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Determination of cardiac output can be done by releasing a small amount of saline solution (either chilled or at room temperature) in one area of the heart and measuring the drop in blood temperature over time in another area of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occasionally, patients can develop retroperitoneal bleeding (bleeding into the pelvic cavity), and up to 1% of patients require blood transfusion to treat the bleeding complication after transfemoral catheterizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary
  • They measured the effects of cardiac drugs and described various forms of dysfunction in chronic cardiac diseases and pulmonary diseases and their treatment, and developed techniques for the diagnosis of congenital heart diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • labs
  • Completed in 2007 thanks to a $1 million gift from the Greene family, owners of the W.B. Mason Company, the 3,000-square foot unit is comprised of two fully digital catheterization labs. (signature-healthcare.org)
  • patients
  • We hypothesized that cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) can safely and effectively evaluate such patients with similar outcomes following SCPA. (ahajournals.org)
  • approach
  • In era of cost control, the savings in closure devices (which are used to allow earlier ambulation after transfemoral catheterization), and early discharge had made this a cost-saving approach. (wikipedia.org)