Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Catheters are small tubes inserted into a blood vessel through a small incision and visualized under X-ray to allow assessment of cardiac function and viewing of blood vessels for blockages. Catheter-based techniques cause less discomfort and reduce recovery times for patients.
St. Elizabeth’s cardiologists perform more than 1,500 cardiac catheterization procedures annually. Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures are offered in one convenient location, giving patients access to the latest imaging services, equipment, and facilities.
Catheterization procedures include:
- Coronary and Bypass Graft Angiography
- Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
- Other Interventions
- Balloon Aortic and Mitral Valvuloplasty
- VADS (Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device)
- Pulmonary Angioplasty
- Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment
- Structural Heart Procedures
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
- Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)