What is Cardiac Catheterization?
Cardiac Catheterization is an interventional procedure that examines blood flow to the heart. A small tube (catheter) is inserted through a large artery, usually in the groin, and is advanced into the coronary arteries or the chambers of the heart itself. It can be used to diagnose blocked arteries, measure blood pressure and the amount of oxygen reaching the heart. Our Catheterization Labs are equipped with the very latest technology while our team of experts has years of experience in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease.
Our Cath Labs were designed to provide enhanced treatment and faster recovery for our patients. Cardiologists and staff have access to innovative technology that can extend treatment capabilities and reduce risks. This leading-edge technology offers images so detailed, physicians may be able to diagnose and treat their patients with a much higher degree of accuracy. Our fully digital computerized advanced X-ray systems enable physicians to capture and view detailed 3D images of a patient’s cardiac vasculature, thereby facilitating faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease. Additionally, patients may benefit due to shorter imaging time, a lower dose of x-ray and a quicker recovery.
In the Cath Lab, patients are able to undergo a wide range of both diagnostic and interventional procedures, including:
- Coronary and left ventricular digital angiography
- Right and left heart catheterization
- Balloon angioplasty
- Rotational artherectomy
- Stent implantation
Oftentimes these procedures are able to correct damaged heart vessels or blockages without the patient having to undergo open-heart surgery.