Cardiac Catherization

What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into the blood vessels that lead to your heart. These catheters are typically introduced through the groin or wrist and guided to the heart under X-ray guidance.

Who Needs Cardiac Catheterization?

1. Chest Pain : If you experience chest pain (angina) or discomfort that may be related to coronary artery disease (CAD), catheterization can help identify blockages or narrowing in the coronary arteries.

2. Valve Disease : For those with heart valve issues, catheterization can assess the severity of the problem and guide treatment decisions.

3. Congenital Heart Conditions : Patients with congenital heart defects or abnormalities may require catheterization for diagnosis and treatment planning.

4. Heart Function Assessment : Cardiac catheterization can help evaluate heart function, especially in individuals with heart failure or suspected heart muscle disorders.

Benefits of Cardiac Catheterization

1. Accurate Diagnosis : Cardiac catheterization provides precise information about the heart's condition, enabling doctors to make informed treatment decisions.

2. Treatment Planning : For conditions like coronary artery disease, catheterization can guide treatment options, such as angioplasty and stent placement.

3. Risk Assessment : The procedure helps assess the risk of future cardiac events, allowing for preventive measures and personalized care.

4. Minimally Invasive : Cardiac catheterization is minimally invasive, resulting in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times compared to open-heart surgery.

Dr. J.P.S. Sawhney specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization. If you or a loved one requires this critical diagnostic procedure or has questions about its necessity, we are here to provide expert guidance and care. Your heart health is our priority, and Dr. Sawhney is dedicated to providing the best possible care to diagnose and treat your heart condition effectively. Don't hesitate to reach out for consultation and personalized treatment options. Your well-being is our mission.