The cardiac catheterization lab team consists of a group of professional critical care specialists including licensed radiologic technologists, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and registered cardiovascular technicians. This team of specialists provides critical care services to adults.

Care for the cath lab patient is under the direction of a licensed physician. The patient is referred to the cath lab only by their internist or cardiologist. The Cardiac Cath Lab program adheres to guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Services offered in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Right and Left Heart Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Angiography Studies
  • Myocardial Biopsy
  • Pacemaker insertion, permanent and temporary
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies
  • Pacing studies, overdrive pacing, cardioversions
  • Pericardiocentesis

Interventional Procedures

  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • IntraAortic Balloon placement
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty
  • Intracoronary stent placement
  • Intracoronary Rotational Atherectomy
  • IntraVascular ultrasound
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Intracoronary Thrombectomy