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Cardiovascular Services

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.

 

Radial Catheterization - A Closer Look
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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:

  • Right and Left Heart Catheterizations
  • Radial Catheterizations
  • PTCA
  • Coronary Stent Implants
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Angiojet Atherectomy
  • Intravascular Ultra Sound
  • Intravascular Doppler Flow Measurements
  • Cutting Balloon
  • Permanent Pacemaker Insertions
 
  • Loop Recorder Insertions
  • Bi-Ventricular Pacemaker Insertions
  • Temporary Pacemaker Insertions
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Insertions
  • Diagnostic Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasties (PTA)
  • Peripheral Stent Insertions
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Femoral Arterial sealing
  • Percutaneous Heart Assist Device
    Impella Insertion
     

  

New Services:

  • Electrophysiology Studies
  • ICD insertions
  • Cardiac Ablations
  • Tilt table

With 24-hour emergency service, the lab has treated more than 1,000 patients suffering from heart attacks and holds the distinction of having the best treatment time for patients experiencing acute heart attacks. The Cardiac Cath Lab offers patients the most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease.

More Information

For more information on Cardiac Catheterization Services, please call 412.942.3050.