Edited by Drew Provan

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199233717
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598823 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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Cardiac catheterization 402

Cardiac markers of myocardial necrosis 406

Cardiac volumetric imaging: magnetic resonance & computed tomography 408

Echocardiography 416

Electrocardiogram 438

Electrocardiographic monitoring 446

Exercise testing 450

Myocardial perfusion imaging 454

Radionuclide ventriculography 458

Swan–Ganz catheterization 460

Tilt table testing 461

Cardiac catheterization is an invasive procedure during which catheters are placed within the cardiac chambers, coronary arteries and great vessels to provide information on cardiac anatomy, pressures, disease states, function, and oxygen saturations....

Chapter.  14550 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Science

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