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Heart catheterization in the patient with valvular heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10634032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite impressive advances in non-invasive technology, cardiac catheterization remains the gold standard for the evaluation of patients considered for valve surgery. Diagnostic information should be combined with non-invasive measurements, particularly serial non-invasive echocardiographic assessments, to allow for optimal management decisions. For adult patients with risk factors for coronary artery disease, we do not believe there is any substitute for selective coronary angiography. The availability of non-ionic contrast agents, pre-assessment by thorough physical examination and non-invasive techniques, allows safe cardiac catheterization even in patients who are severely compromised by congestive heart failure and/or coronary artery disease.
M E Assey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975)     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0038-3139     ISO Abbreviation:  J S C Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-23     Completed Date:  2000-02-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503045     Medline TA:  J S C Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medicine, MUSC 29425, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Catheterization*
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis*

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