Tag: Cardiac Catheterization

1. Total arterial vascularization (TAR) resulted in reduced likelihood of myocardial infarction, major cardio- and cerebrovascular events, and death compared to non-TAR in those requiring coronary artery bypass grafting. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Given the discussion surrounding multivessel coronary artery disease and the ideal conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG),...
1. Total arterial vascularization (TAR) resulted in reduced likelihood of myocardial infarction, major cardio- and cerebrovascular events, and death compared to non-TAR in those requiring coronary artery bypass grafting. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Given the discussion surrounding multivessel coronary artery disease and the ideal conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting...
1. Near-infrared spectroscopy imaging in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease can be used in identifying high-risk non-culprit lesions contributing to future major adverse coronary events.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While modifiable risk factors are the target...
1. In patients with stable angina and multiple cardiac risk factors, those undergoing myocardial-perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to invasive angiography and measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) underwent fewer coronary revascularization procedures. 2. Patients in the MRI group experienced major adverse cardiac events at a rate non-inferior...
1. In patients with stable angina and multiple cardiac risk factors, those undergoing myocardial-perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to invasive angiography and measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) underwent fewer coronary revascularization procedures. 2. Patients in the MRI group experienced major adverse cardiac events at a rate non-inferior...
1. In this retrospective descriptive study about patients undergoing cardiac evaluation prior to non-cardiac surgery, about 50% of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were asymptomatic, and about one-quarter of the cohort that underwent catheterization went on to get revascularized with either percutaneous intervention (PCI) or bypass surgery. 2. This study...
1. There was an increase in pulmonary artery catheterization in heart failure patients despite the ESCAPE trial’s recommendations against its use. 2. The largest increase was found in patients without a definite indication. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Pulmonary artery (PA) catheters are used for continuous cardiac output monitoring and...
Originally published by Harvard Health.   What Is It? Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a heart specialist inserts a small tube (catheter) through a large blood vessel in the arm or leg, and then passes the tube into the heart. Once inside the heart, doctors use the catheter to evaluate how...