Tests and Procedures in the Cath Lab



Ablation is a procedure that destroys very small, targeted areas of heart muscle to treat abnormal heart rhythms.



An angiogram uses a catheter and contrast dye to diagnose problems with your arteries and veins.



Angioplasty opens a blood vessel by inflating a small balloon inside it.


ASD and PFO Closure

Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), including Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) are holes or defects between the two upper chambers of the heart. If you are experiencing symptoms, your doctor may close or repair the defect.


Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that evaluates heart conditions.

An electrophysiology (EP) study helps your doctor diagnose and evaluate abnormal heart rates and rhythms.


Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Left Atrial Appendage Closure reduces the risk of stroke and may eliminate the need to take blood thinning medications in certain patients with atrial fibrillation.


Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement

Mitral valve repair or replacement involves one or more procedures that improve the function of the mitral valve.


Pacemaker Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small device placed in the chest to help control your heartbeat.

Septal ablation is a treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — an inherited condition where the septum, which separates the right and left ventricles, becomes thick and obstructs blood flow out of the heart.


Stent Placement

Stent placement is a wire stainless steel tube that holds an artery open.


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is valve replacement without open-heart surgery.