The Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) has three different areas of practice:

Interventional procedures are used to open blocked arteries.  They include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI)
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Stent Implantation

Structural procedures are used to correct conditions that affect the heart’s anatomy, including the valves, chambers, and walls, with treatments which include:

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)

Electrophysiology (EP) procedures are performed within the electrical portions of the heart affecting rhythm. 

  • Devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators are often used to treat problem heart rhythms.
  • Catheter-based radio-frequency ablation procedures are used to treat and manage fast rhythms such as Atrial and Ventricular Tachycardias, Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fibrillation.