Outpatient Cath Lab Procedures

At Midwest Cardiovascular, we perform several outpatient cath lab procedures to diagnose and treat vein and heart problems. Procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angiography, angioplasty or stenting, and atherectomy are important to catch problems early and keep your heart and veins healthy.

Cardiac catheterization is used to check blood flow in the coronary arteries (blockages), blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of the heart (heart failure), find out how well the heart valves work (leaky or narrowed valve), and check for problems in how the wall of the heart moves (heart attacks). Angiography is used to evaluate or confirm the presence of narrowing or blockage in your carotid arteries, which if confirmed is followed by an angioplasty or stent used to open narrowed arteries. An atherectomy is used to open up an artery that has hard plaque and that may not open up with angioplasty alone.

Your doctor will prescribe the right procedure or treatment for you, and it can be taken care of as an outpatient procedure at our office.