Frye Regional Heart Center's experienced cardiac catheterization team performs procedures using balloons, stents, and other devices to open blocked, or repair damaged blood vessels of the heart or body. This often avoids the need for surgery.
At the heart of our lab is state-of-the-art technology for cardiovascular and interventional imaging enables us to perform cardiac catheterizations to quickly diagnose a number of heart conditions and immediately begin treatment.
Common treatable conditions:
- Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the coronary arteries)
- Heart valve disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
These can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, or loss of limbs.
Interventional procedures are done under a local anesthetic and patient recovery is usually less than 24 hours. Patients are often home within two days of the procedure and back to their normal routine within one week. Interventional services can be performed during a cardiac catheterization if a problem is revealed during this diagnostic procedure.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab Procedures
- Balloon angioplasty
- Cardiac assist devices
- Diagnostic imaging and pressure measurements
- Intra-arterial ultrasound
- Rotational atherectomy
- Stent placement
- Stent insertion