Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratories
In the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories, the cardiologist and staff determine the cause and treat blocked vessels that supply blood flow to the heart and body as well as malfunctioning electrical rhythm within the heart. Each laboratory is outfitted with advanced imaging and other diagnostic technology. These systems provide you and your physician with the necessary tools for diagnosis of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, cardiac valve disease, and evaluation of the cardiac chambers and pumping function of the heart muscle.
Along with the typical elective procedures, physicians on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano are trained to perform technically challenging and advanced procedures such as repair of congenital heart defects with patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, valvuloplasty, alcohol septal ablation, complicated lower leg intervention, and carotid artery stent procedures. These physicians are also skilled at treating emergency or "acute" patients having a heart attack.
Physicians on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital that work in the catheterization lab are sought by practicing physicians from around the country for training in coronary and peripheral intervention, including carotid artery anatomy, carotid angiography and carotid artery stent procedures.