Cardiac Cath Lab
St. Clair Hospital’s cardiac cath labs are full-service, providing complete cardiovascular care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With 24-hour emergency service, the lab has treated thousands of patients suffering from heart attacks and holds the distinction of having one of the best treatment times for patients experiencing acute heart attacks. The Cardiac Cath Lab offers patients the most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.
A patient undergoing a heart catheterization at St. Clair Hospital now has the option of having the procedure performed through the radial artery in the wrist instead of the traditional femoral artery in the groin.
While entry through the femoral artery is still the most common approach of the approximate 2,000 cardiac catheterizations performed each year at St. Clair Hospital, Cardiologist Jeffrey M. Friedel, M.D. says a so-called “radial cath” through the underside of the wrist offers several advantages. Watch the video above to learn more.
Procedures performed in the lab include: