Cardiac catheterization is a test to check your heart and Reference coronary arteries Opens New Window.
Test results will be reviewed by a Reference cardiologist Opens New Window and will be available after the procedure. Your doctor will be able to talk to you about some of the results immediately after the test.
Results will include whether:Reference 1
- Coronary arteries are normal or have narrowing or blockage.
- The heart's pumping action (Reference ejection fraction Opens New Window) and pressures inside the heart chambers and blood vessels are normal.
- The heart valves are working normally.
Many conditions can affect the results of a cardiac catheterization. Your doctor will discuss any significant abnormal results with you in relation to your symptoms and past health.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 20, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology