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Graphic depicting sites of insertion in the arm and groin for cardiac catherization

A catheter is inserted into the patient's artery where it is guided into the coronary arteries. Contrast dye is injected and pictures are taken of the vessels of the heart to identify constrictions or blockages. Cardiac Catheterization is a sterile procedure. It is performed in the Interventional Cardiovascular Suite located in the 1st floor Imaging Department.