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 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 are 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
Coronary Stent Implants
Intravascular Ultra Sound
Intravascular Doppler Flow Measurements
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
Femoral Arterial sealing
Intra Cardiac Echocardiography
Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation
IVC Filter Placement
For more information on Cardiac Catheterization Services, please call 412.942.3050.