Cardiac Cath Lab
Cardiac catheterization, also called coronary angiogram, is a test to check your heart and coronary arteries. It checks blood flow in the coronary arteries, blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of your heart, finds out how well the heart valves work and checks for defects in the way the wall of the heart moves.
The purpose of cardiac catheterization is to find out if you have disease in your coronary arteries, known as atherosclerosis. If you have atherosclerosis, this test can pinpoint the size and location of fat and calcium deposits, or plaque, that are narrowing your coronary arteries. Results from cardiac catheterization help determine whether treatment with bypass surgery or other options, such as angioplasty, may be effective.
For more information on our cardiac catheterization services, please call (660) 827-9570.