Posts Tagged ‘Procedures’
(Coronary Angiography; Coronary Arteriography; Coronary Angiogram)
Cardiac catheterization – Definition
Cardiac catheterization is a test that uses a catheter (tube) and x-ray machine to assess the heart and its blood supply.
General anesthesia – Definition
General anesthesia puts the entire body to sleep by giving medicine. It is often used during emergency surgery. It is also commonly used if a procedure would make you uncomfortable if you were awake.
(Ascites Fluid Tap; Abdominal Tap)
Abdominal paracentesis – Definition
Usually, there is very little fluid in the abdominal cavity. However, there are a number of conditions that can cause fluid to accumulate in the abdomen. This is called ascites. When fluid accumulates, an abdominal paracentesis may be done. With this procedure, a needle is used to remove a sample of fluid or to drain fluid that has accumulated.