Cardiac catheterisation ('cardiac cath' or 'heart cath’) is a common procedure that lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries.
Most people only need catheters temporarily, although some people need to use them on permanent basis. Catheter problems can include leaking, blockages and the catheter tube falling out. Learn more about catheter problems here.
A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.
Congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is a birth defect, occurring when a baby is born with a heart that hasn’t formed properly. Some forms of the condition are uncomplicated; others can be very serious. Learn about the differences here.
Heart murmurs are extra sounds made by the heart. Some heart murmurs are serious, some are not — here's what you need to know.