Mission Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization (Cath)
Laboratory represents our commitment to help our patients win their battles
against heart disease. Our Cath Lab plays a key role in helping our team
diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease as well as help prevent heart
attack and stroke in our patients.
The Cath Lab is equipped with the latest filmless digital imaging equipment,
including an all-digital x-ray cardiovascular imaging suite. The rooms
also have new monitoring systems that connect on a central database location.
Our Cath Lab performs a variety of cardiovascular interventions, including:
Procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions, allowing the
physician to examine blood flow to the heart, look for blockages in the
arteries and see how well the heart is pumping.
Read more about heart catheterization.
Invasive X-ray imaging procedure used to detect the presence of narrowing
or blockage (atherosclerosis) in the carotid arteries.
Procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels.
Tube placed in the coronary arteries that supply the heart to keep the
arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
Learn more about angioplasty and stents.
Small device placed under the skin of your chest or abdomen to help control
abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Read more about pacemakers.
Uses sound waves to create very high-quality moving pictures of the heart
and its blood vessels.