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Cath Lab

Cath Lab services offered in Phoenix, Prescott, Gilbert, Sun City, & Yuma, AZ

Cath Lab

The cath lab at the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center features advanced technologies to diagnose and treat many cardiovascular conditions. The heart specialists have extensive training in minimally invasive procedures like angiograms, balloon angioplasty, and pacemaker implantation to treat arrhythmia, blockages, and other conditions that affect your cardiovascular health. Call the office in Yuma, Gilbert, Phoenix, Prescott, or Peoria (Sun City), Arizona, today or book an appointment online.

What is a cath lab?

A cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) is a specialized area of the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center where the providers perform minimally invasive cardiac procedures.

These procedures are used to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular diseases and conditions like arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, and bradycardia. You might also need a catheterization procedure to treat a heart attack.

What is a cath lab procedure?

Cardiac catheterization uses a long, thin tube (catheter) to diagnose and/or treat cardiovascular conditions. The Arizona Heart Rhythm Center providers insert the catheter into a vein or artery in your arm or leg. They gradually move the tube up into your heart.

The team offers several cath lab procedures to treat your cardiovascular condition.

Which procedures are available in the cath lab?

The Arizona Heart Rhythm Center’s cath lab is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and other technologies the team uses to complete your procedure. Depending on the condition you have, the cardiovascular specialists customize a treatment plan using one or more of the following treatments:

Angiogram

An angiogram uses a special contrast dye and X-ray images of your blood vessels and heart to diagnose coronary artery disease.

Balloon angioplasty

Balloon angioplasty is an interventional treatment that uses a special catheter with an attached balloon. It’s used to treat collapsed or blocked blood vessels. Once the catheter is in place, the providers gently inflate the balloon to widen the blood vessel so that blood can flow more freely.

Stent placement

Stent placement is a minimally invasive procedure to keep a narrowed blood vessel open. The providers use a catheter to place a mesh tube in a blocked artery to improve blood flow.

Rotablation

Rotablation is a cardiac catheterization procedure that uses an acorn-shaped catheter tip to clear away plaque that builds up in the walls of your arteries.

Pacemaker

A pacemaker is an implantable device that delivers electrical impulses to your heart when it beats irregularly or too slowly.

Call the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center near you today or book an appointment online to learn more about the treatments available at the cath lab.

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