If your child needs a heart catheterization, there’s no better place in the West for that procedure than Primary Children’s Hospital. We are one of the largest pediatric catheterization programs in the West, with three full-time cardiologists who specialize in pediatric cardiac catheterization and perform over 600 heart catheterizations each year.
We offer state-of-the-art technology and innovative approaches to treat congenital heart disease. Whenever possible, we choose minimally invasive approaches to treat common congenital heart problems; like holes in the heart and narrowed or dysfunctional valves. These problems can often be treated by catheterization rather than open-heart surgery. This allows patients to leave the hospital feeling better sooner, and with only a band-aid rather than a surgical scar.
During this procedure, an interventional cardiologist (heart doctor) inserts a long, flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in your child’s groin or neck.
The catheter is then threaded to the heart and major blood vessels of the lung and body and the cardiologist may perform one or more of the following procedures:
Learn what you can expect prior to, during and after inventional cardiology procedures.
Mary Hunt Martin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2012. Dr. Martin’s clinical interests include general Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart disease, as well as Interventional Cardiology in children and adults with congenital heart disease.
Ronald Day, MD is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and is a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Day´s clinical interests include Pediatric Cardiology and Pulmonary Hypertension. He is the director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Primary Children’s Hospital.
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