The arteries around your heart that supply blood to the heart muscle are called coronary arteries. Sometimes these arteries are narrowed or blocked. A cardiac catheterization is a test that is done to look at these arteries and to look inside your heart. You will be taken to the Cardiac Cath Lab. A small catheter will be inserted into your heart through an artery or a vein. Dye will be injected to allow the doctor to see the blood flow in your heart and coronary arteries, and X-rays pictures will be taken.
Before The Procedure A few basic ideas of what to expect before, during and after the procedure may decrease some anxiety of your hospitalization.
During The Procedure
After The Procedure