Cardiac Catheterization Labs
The cardiac catheterization labs at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital are designed to provide innovative, skilled care to cardiac patients who need catheter-based therapy. We offer all standard cardiovascular, electrophysiology and vascular procedures as well as non-invasive treatment for angina and specialized diagnostic procedures - from angioplasty and stent placement to atrial fibrillation ablation and pacemaker implantation.
Cardiac catheterization is used to diagnose and treat a variety of heart conditions, including arrhythmia/fibrillation, heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and more. A catheter is a long, thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck and threaded to the heart. Through the catheter, a heart physician can do diagnostic tests and treatments on the heart.
Modern Facilities with Excellent Outcomes
Our cardiac cath labs are some of the most modern in the country, built on our pioneering work in all-digital acquisition of imaging and clinical data. In 2012, we completed an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art heart disease/electrophysiology lab that sits next to a fully-staffed daybed area just for cardiovascular procedures. Both are adjacent to the ER, which leads to fast door-to-balloon times for patients and some of the best clinical outcomes in the U.S.
Our team is competent in the latest cardiovascular techniques using research-based medicine, and we have excellent patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing individualized care and open access to the labs. Patients see the same physician throughout their care, from office visits to lab procedures.