Catheter Placement in a Coronary Artery
A thin, soft tube called a catheter is used for cardiac catheterization and angioplasty procedures. Your doctor inserts the catheter into a blood vessel in the groin, wrist, or arm. Your doctor carefully guides the catheter through blood vessels into the coronary arteries of the heart. Your doctor uses an X-ray screen to watch the movement of the catheter in the blood vessels.
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