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What is a coronary pressure wire test?

A coronary pressure wire test is a coronary catheterization procedure in which a thin tube (called a catheter) is threaded through an artery up toward your heart. It can help show whether a narrowed section of a coronary artery is likely to cause problems in the future. A catheter is attached to a sensor that measures blood pressure in the artery before and after the narrowed area. Comparing the two measurements can show how much the narrowed area is limiting blood flow.

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