To properly diagnose or treat cardiovascular disease, a cardiologist inserts a long, thin tube called a catheter into an artery or vein and pushes it up to the heart. Patients are awake during this procedure, but receive medication to help them relax.
Our labs use the radial-first technique of introducing the catheter into the wrist.
In addition to this service, our cardiac specialists also offer:
- Basic diagnostic and therapeutic services
- Left and right heart catheters
- Non-surgical catheter insertion (PCI Stinting for acute heart attacks)
- Stress testing
- Diagnose heart disease.
- Correct abnormal heart rhythms.
- Improve blood flow to the heart.
- Help patients maintain a proper heart rate.
- Diagnose and treat electrical conditions of the heart.
- Place pacemakers, AICDs and cardiac resynchronization devices.
- Treat patients suffering a heart attack.
- Perform routine angioplasty with stent placement.
- Close a hole in the heart – both PFO and ASD type of defects.