Cardiac Catheterization Lab
UP Health System’s experienced cardiac catheterization team performs procedures using balloons, stents, and other devices to open blocked, or repair damaged blood vessels of the heart or body. This often avoids the need for surgery.
Heart conditions can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, or loss of limbs. Common treatable conditions include:
- Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the coronary arteries)
- Heart valve disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
Procedures in the Cath Lab
Interventional procedures in the Cath Lab are done under a local anesthetic and patient recovery is usually less than 24 hours. Patients are often home within two days of the procedure and back to their normal routine within one week. Interventional services can be performed during a cardiac catheterization if a problem is revealed during this diagnostic procedure.
The Heart & Vascular Center at UP Health System offers the latest in cardiovascular and interventional imaging technology, enabling us to perform cardiac catheterizations to quickly diagnose a number of heart conditions and immediately begin treatment.
- Diagnostic imaging and pressure measurements
- Balloon angioplasty
- Clot extraction
- Fraction Flow Reserve measurements
- Intra-arterial ultrasound
- Temporary pacemaker insertion
- Rotational atherectomy
- Stent insertion
- Intra-aortic Balloon Pump / Circulatory Assist Device insertion
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Providers - Interventional Cardiology
Providers - Interventional Radiology
Cardiac Emergency in the Heart of the UP
When a heart attack interrupted John's waterfall road trip, the team in the accredited Cath Lab at UP Health System - Marquette was ready — because every minute matters in emergencies like this one.
What is a Cardiac Cath Lab?
Featuring | Dr. John Pap, UP Health System - Marquette | Heart & Vascular
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