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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical
Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.
catheterization is done in the cardiac catheterization laboratory ("cath
lab") by a cardiologist.
Some of the tests and procedures
that are done in a cath lab include:
You will lie on a flat table under a large X-ray machine.
Several small metal leads (electrodes) will be attached to your legs and arms
with a special paste or gel. These leads are connected to an electrocardiogram
(EKG, ECG) machine that continuously records the electrical activity of your
heart during the test or procedure.
July 20, 2011
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
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