Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to detect or treat various heart diseases. It aids specialists in conducting a more accurate study of the heart, providing valuable information about the heart valves, coronary arteries, and heart pressure. This procedure is performed by inserting a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) through a blood vessel, either through the arm or groin and into the heart.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, affecting not only older adults but also adolescents and children who are diagnosed with this condition at an early age.
Congenital heart disease is a leading cause of infant mortality. Similarly, heart failure and sudden death are the two main reasons for cardiovascular death in adults diagnosed with heart defects at birth. However, the long-term survival of these patients varies according to the severity of the heart disease, its treatment, the development of risk factors, and possible complications.
One out of four people over the age of 25 may suffer a stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) during their lifetime. Once you’ve had a stroke, the risk of this happening again is increased.
Arrhythmia is a disorder with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat, i. e., the heart beats with abnormal frequency: too slow, too fast, or irregularly. In some cases, your heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body; you might also be at increased risk of blood clots.