Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.
Cardiac 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.
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