(This procedure/test may also be known as: Heart Catheterization)
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat heart conditions. During cardiac catheterization, a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in your child's groin, neck or arm, and threaded through your blood vessels to her heart. Using this catheter, doctors can then do diagnostic tests as part of a cardiac catheterization. Some heart diseases are also treated with cardiac catheterization.
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