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
- 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.