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tr.v. cath·e·ter·ized, cath·e·ter·iz·ing, cath·e·ter·iz·es
To introduce a catheter into.

cath′e·ter·i·za′tion (-rĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.catheterization - the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"


n. cateterización, inserción de un catéter.


n cateterismo, cateterización f, colocación f de un catéter; (of the bladder) sondaje m, cateterismo, colocación de una sonda or un catéter; cardiac — cateterismo cardíaco
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Initial retrograde catheterization drained few drops of blood mixed urine.
Retrograde catheterization of the aortic valve to assess valvular aortic stenosis often induces silent cerebral embolism and clinically apparent stroke, and "should only be undertaken when patients' echocardiographic findings are unclear and additional information is essential for clinical management," said Dr.
However, introduction of the Swan-Ganz catheter and retrograde catheterization of the left ventricle led to a decline in the use of the trans-septal approach.