Specialty: Cardiovascular

Tests and Procedures: C

  • Cardiac Catheterization

    In cardiac catheterization (often called cardiac cath), a very small hollow tube, or catheter, is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin or arm through the aorta into the heart. Once it is in place, several diagnostic and treatment procedures can be done using catheterization.

  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

    Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a type of treatment to help correct serious heart rhythm problems. It involves placing a device under your skin that is connected to the heart's ventricles. The device sends electrical signals to help them pump the way they should.

  • Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting

    Angioplasty and stenting is a procedure to improve the blood flow in an artery or vein. It involves threading a thin tube with a balloon at its tip through the artery to the blocked portion. The balloon is inflated opening up the artery. A stent is placed to prop it open. A stent is a mesh tube.

  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan

    A carotid artery duplex scan is an imaging test to look at how blood flows through the carotid arteries in your neck.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy

    Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical treatment for carotid artery disease. The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the brain. In carotid artery disease, these arteries become narrowed. This reduces blood flow to the brain and could cause a stroke.

  • Catheter Ablation

    This procedure guides a tube into your heart to destroy small areas of heart tissue that may be causing your abnormal heartbeat.

  • Chemical Cardioversion

    Cardioversion is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm. This procedure is used when the heart is beating very fast or irregular. This is called an arrhythmia. In chemical cardioversion, medicines are used to get the heart back to a normal rhythm. It is different from electrical cardioversion. This is where an energy shock is used to bring back a normal heart rhythm.

  • Chest X-Ray

    A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.

  • Coarctation of the Aorta Transcatheter Repair

    Coarctation of the aorta is an abnormal narrowing of the aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel that exits the heart. Transcatheter repair is a type of procedure that can treat the aorta without the need for open heart surgery.

  • Computed Tomography Angiography

    CT angiography is a type of medical test that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues in a part of your body.

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