Cardiac Catheterization - Harvard Health Publications & Orca Health

Cardiac Catheterization

By Harvard Health Publications & Orca Health

  • Release Date: 2013-08-26
  • Genre: Anatomy & Physiology


When something goes wrong in the coronary arteries, the arteries that nourish the heart, it's helpful to take a look inside to see what is going on. Traditional x–rays, CT scans, and MRI scans can't do this. But a special test called cardiac catheterization can provide detailed images that show potentially dangerous blockages in an artery or other problems in the heart without opening the chest.

This multitouch book from Harvard Health Publications covers the medical background and procedure of cardiac catheterization, and includes original 3D renders and videos, interactive diagrams and other content, and text from the renowned team at Harvard Medical School.