Physicians and staff in the cardiac catheterization labs (cath lab) at the Heart & Vascular Center perform procedures to evaluate and treat patients with heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.
Electrophysiology studies diagnose and treat electrical disturbances and life-threatening heart rhythms.
Specially-trained nurses, cardiovascular and radiology technologists work closely with the heart specialists to provide care and assistance during procedures.
The cardiovascular short stay unit provides care before and after cath lab and electrophysiology lab procedures. It also provides nursing support for individuals needing an external cardioversion procedure, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), echocardiograms requiring contrast injections and Tilt studies.