Our state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is used to pinpoint and diagnose problems with the function of the heart's muscles, walls and valves, as well as the coronary arteries that feed blood to the heart. Catheterization is the procedure that most precisely reveals the state of the patient's coronary arteries. It is performed when history and physical examination of the patient together with non-invasive tests strongly suggest blockage in one or more coronary arteries.
Cardiac catheterization involves threading a catheter (long, thin tube) from an artery or vein in the leg or arm into the heart. The Cath Lab conducts various catheterization procedures to diagnose or treat coronary heart disease.
Interventional cardiology procedures include:
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Coronary Atherectomy
- Fractal Flow Reserve (FFR)
- Pericardial Effusion Drain
- Placement of Stents
- Right Heart Catheterization
- Left Heart Catheterization
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)