John A. McPherson MD FACC FSCAI


Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiogram

Cardiac catheterization is a test to check your heart. This test uses a thin flexible tube called a catheter that is inserted into the heart through blood vessels. This test can include a coronary angiogram, which checks blood flow in the coronary arteries. A cardiac catheterization can also check blood flow and blood…

Colocación de un catéter en la vena femoral

Copyright de la ilustración 2000 de Nucleus Communications, Inc. Todos los derechos reservados. http://www.nucleusinc.com Para una angiografía, se coloca un tubo delgado y blando (catéter) en un vaso sanguíneo de la ingle (como en la vena femoral). Primero, un médico adormece la zona con un anestésico local. Luego, se…

Normal function of the mitral valve

The mitral valve is one of four valves in the heart. It regulates blood flow from the upper left chamber (left atrium) into the lower left chamber (left ventricle). The left ventricle is the heart’s main pumping chamber. A normal mitral valve has two flaps, or leaflets. When the heart pumps, blood forces the flaps open…

Artificial Heart Valve

An artificial heart valve is made of plastic, metal, or animal tissue and is implanted to replace a person’s original heart valve. An artificial valve can be implanted during an open-heart surgery or a minimally invasive procedure. These valves are also called mechanical valves or tissue valves. A person’s heart valve…

Laboratorio de cateterismo cardíaco

Cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Todos los derechos reservados. El cateterismo cardíaco es realizado en el laboratorio de cateterismo cardíaco (laboratorio de cateterismo) por un cardiólogo. Algunas de las pruebas y de los procedimientos que se realizan en un laboratorio de cateterismo incluyen…