Our three cardiac catheterization laboratories are available 24 hours a day and are staffed by experienced registered nurses and radiologic technologists with exceptional experience in the field. Procedures performed in our laboratories include:
A technique used to reduce plaque blockage in the arteries. In this procedure, a tube with a balloon at its tip is inserted into an artery in the groin and then guided via X-ray to the site of the blockage. Once in place, the balloon is inflated to gently compress plaque against the arterial walls and widen the opening.
Pacemakers may be used to treat a slow heart rate, a blockage in the electrical conduction system or a combination slow and fast heart rate. Today's pacemaker is about the size of a matchbox, and is surgically implanted near the collarbone. These battery-operated devices generate electrical impulses and send them to the heart via a tiny wire.