Archivos de cardiología de México
Print version ISSN 1405-9940
GARCIA MONTES, José Antonio. Diagnostic catheterization in grown up congenital heart disease. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2006, vol.76, suppl.2, pp. 137-140. ISSN 1405-9940.
Non invasive techniques are the procedures of choice in the assessment of the adult patient with congenital heart disease. Currently cardiac catheterization is mainly pointed towards interventional purposes; however in some cases such as complex congenital heart conditions, it is a valuable auxiliary method. Preassure measurements, oximetry and angiography are fundamental in the assessment of patients with selected cardiac disease without treatment; palliative or corrective surgery.
Keywords : Congenital heart defects; Diagnostic catheterization.