Left Heart Catheterization by the Transbronchial Route
Technic and Applications in Physiologic and Diagnostic Investigations
Left heart catheterization is proving of increasing importance in the study of a variety of congenital and acquired cardiovascular defects. More than 500 left heart catheterizations have been performed by the transbronchial method without death or serious sequelae. This technic and its usefulness in clinical investigation and in the assessment of valvular heart disease are described.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.