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Right Heart Catheterization And Left Heart Catheterization: What Is The Difference? - Dr. Atiemo

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Dr. Andrew Atiemo describes how right heart catheterization and left heart catheterization differ. Dr. Atiemo is a skilled cardiologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Atiemo:
With cardiac catheterization cardiologists can obtain detailed information about the heart. Diagnostic right heart catheterization allows one to measure the pressure in the right side of the heart. Conditions such as pulmonary hypertension can be diagnosed this way and also, valvular heart disease can also be diagnosed using right and left heart catheterization.

With left heart catheterization, the cardiologist is focusing on the pumping chamber of the heart. A ventriculogram shows the contractility of the left ventricle of the heart and again, with left heart catheterization, that’s also coupled often with coronary angiography where the cardiologist will take pictures of the coronary arteries to look for blockages.

About Dr. Andrew D. Atiemo, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Atiemo is a cardiologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. After completing his medical education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Atiemo trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. His passion for cardiology lead him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he trained in general cardiology and interventional cardiology.

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Condition: Heart Disease, VTE, Deep Venous Thromboembolism, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Embolism

Related Terms: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Support, Chest Pain, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Test, Weak Heart Muscle, Vascular Trauma, Heart Muscle Inflammation, Blood Clots, Enlarged Heart

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Surprise, North Phoenix, 85306

Expert: Dr. Andrew Atiemo, Andrew Atiemo, M.D., Dr. Atiemo, Doctor Andrew Atiemo, Cardiologist Andrew Atiemo, M.D.

Expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, Rheolytic Thrombectomy, AngioJet®, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Cardiomyopathy

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