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Cardiologists at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, use cardiac catheterization in a child to collect information about the heart, produce videos of the blood flow through and away from the heart, and perform other procedures to fix heart conditions and defects.
The catheter is a long, thin tube that the cardiologist inserts into the body through a vein or artery. Most commonly, this is done through a small cut in the skin close to the groin, but sometimes other large vessels are used including veins in the neck.
Cardiac catheterization in a child can be used to diagnose heart conditions and provide more information if known heart conditions exist. During a catheterization, cardiologists can:
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