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Cardiac catheter examination

A cardiac catheter examination allows you to visualize your coronary arteries and ventricles using X-rays and to take pressure measurements. In this way, the cardiologist can detect any narrowing of the vessels and obtain important information about the pumping capacity of your heart chambers. If necessary, the procedure can also be used therapeutically, for example if a vasoconstriction is to be dilated with a so-called stent.

Cardiopraxis applies the cardiac catheter examination both diagnostically and therapeutically – in its own cardiac catheter laboratory at Evangelical Hospital Düsseldorf. The ultra-modern on-site facility enables us to carry out particularly gentle examination procedures thanks to very thin catheter systems.

How does a cardiac catheter examination work in our clinic?

We want you to feel comfortable in our cardiac catheter laboratory. We therefore ensure a particularly calm atmosphere and support you – in addition to local anesthesia at the injection site – with anxiolytic and calming medication before the examination begins. If these aids are effective, our doctor will insert the heart catheter into your arm or leg artery via the puncture site and carefully push it to the heart. Contrast medium is injected into the coronary arteries via the catheter. The images resemble a tree with many large and many small branches. When the examination is finished, the heart catheter is removed from the blood vessel again and the injection site is treated with a pressure bandage. This pure diagnosis takes about 15-30 minutes.

We can also treat constrictions in your blood vessels with the cardiac catheter. Using a so-called guide wire, we first widen these constrictions with a small balloon, which can only unfold in the vessels. We then stabilize the dilated area permanently with a so-called Stent. This vascular support, which can consist of metal or synthetic fibers, resembles the appearance of a curler. The cardiac catheter examination including stent implantation by balloon dilatation lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. In order for the stent to grow in well in the coming months, patients must take certain blood-thinning tablets.

When do we perform a cardiac catheterization?

The cardiac catheter examination is regarded by experts as the gold standard for imaging the coronary arteries. Its greatest advantage is that, in addition to diagnostics, Stent therapy can be performed relatively quickly and easily. We most frequently use this established procedure for complaints such as chest tightness (angina pectoris), shortness of breath during stress, unclear heart weakness or abnormal findings in the stress test.

The physicians of the Cardiopraxis have carried out more than 20,000 cardiac catheter examinations in their career. We carry out about 250 examinations a year through our practice.

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