Posts Tagged ‘Procedures’

Angiography

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Catheter Angiography; Arteriography; Angiogram)

Angiography – Definition

An angiography is an x-ray exam of the blood vessels. The exam uses a chemical that is injected into your blood vessels to make them more visible on the x-ray.

Cardiac catheterization

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(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

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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.

Abdominal paracentesis

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(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.