- Cardiac Catheterization Podcast
Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.
- Carotid Artery Duplex Scan Podcast
This scan is a type of ultrasound used to assess the blood flow of the carotid arteries and diagnose carotid artery disease. These arteries are the main blood vessels carrying oxygen to the brain.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Podcast
One way to treat blocked or narrowed arteries is to bypass the blocked portion of the coronary artery with another piece of blood vessel.
- Cryotherapy for Prostate Conditions Podcast
Detailed information on cryotherapy for prostate conditions, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the male reproductive tract, and an illustration of the procedure
- Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram Podcast
This procedure may be used to assess the heart muscle under stress. Dobutamine is a medication that causes the heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart.
- Echocardiogram Podcast
An echocardiogram can measure heart structures, such as the heart's pumping chambers, the size of the heart itself, and the thickness of the heart walls.
- Electrocardiogram Podcast
Electrodes are placed on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine, the electrical activity of the heart is measured and interpreted.
- Exercise Electrocardiogram Podcast
An exercise ECG can assess the heart's response to stress or exercise. The ECG is monitored while a person is exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike.
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and Stent Placement Podcast
This procedure is performed to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease and to restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.
- Prostate Biopsy Podcast
A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which prostate gland tissue samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
- Prostate/Rectal Sonogram Podcast
This procedure, which uses ultrasound technology, can assess the size, shape, and location of the prostate gland and also assess the rectum.
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Podcast
A TURP procedure removes part of the prostate gland without any external incision. It is performed through the penis with an endoscope, a small, flexible tube with a light and a lens on the end.