Cardiac catheterization, also referred to as coronary angiography, is a test that allows your physician to study the circulation to and around your heart, and to assess your heart muscle's blood supply. It also allows your physician to observe the main pumping chamber of your heart.
Our on-site cardiac Catheterization Labs offer ease of access and convenience for patients who require outpatient diagnostic (imaging) procedures.
Cardiac catheterization allows your doctor to "see" how well your heart is functioning by inserting a long, narrow tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in your arm or leg, and guiding it to your heart with the aid of a special x-ray machine. Dye is injected through the catheter so that x-ray movies of your valves, coronary arteries and heart chambers can be created. Your doctor uses cardiac catheterization to: evaluate or confirm the presence of heart disease, evaluate heart muscle function, and determine the need for further treatment.
Our staff is dedicated to delivering the personalized care to our patients that this level of service requires.
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