Cardiovascular catheterization

Cardiovascular catheterization

Cardiac catheterization Tunisia

Cardiac catheterization in Tunisia consists in the introduction of a catheter in the peripheral arteries or veins towards the cardiac cavities, the pulmonary artery and the coronary arteries (the small arteries on the surface of the heart that irrigate the cardiac muscle).
Cardiac catheterization can be used to perform a variety of tests:

  • Angiography
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Cardiac output measurement
  • Shunt detection and quantification
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Measurements of myocardial metabolism

This review is carried out with the aim of: 

  • Establishing and evaluating the presence of heart disease such as narrowing of the coronary arteries, valve disease or problems with the aorta.
  • Evaluate the heart muscle and the heart's contraction function.
  • Determine the need for further treatment (dilation or bypass).
Clinique du Centre - Cathétérisme cardiovasculaire