1) Vascular access is gain via the right or left femoral vein at the top of your leg. A small tube called a sheath is placed in the vein.
2) All the catheters we use are passed via these sheaths in the leg. In some cases vascular access is obtained via a vein in the neck or via the femoral artery.
3) The sheaths allow us pass the catheters up the veins straight into the right side of the heart. The sheaths are removed at the end of the case.