Right Heart Catheterization Surgery in Lagos
A right-heart catheterization (cath) is a procedure that measures the pressures in the heart and lungs to determine how well or poorly the heart is pumping. Pneumatic artery catheterization is another name for this procedure.
Your doctor inserts a thin, hollow tube called a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter into the right side of your heart during a right-heart cath. After that, he or she inserts the tubing into the pulmonary artery. This is the largest blood vessel that leads to the lungs. Your doctor will examine your heart’s blood supply and assess the pressures between your heart and lungs.