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What to Expect Before and After a Heart Catheterization

Heart catheterization is a type of medical procedure used to diagnose and treat a variety of heart ailments. During the procedure, a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the arm, groin, or neck. The catheter is threaded to the heart. Although heart catheterization isn’t painful and the patient is awake and sedated during …

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