What can you expect when you come to Bronson Methodist Hospital for your heart catheterization?
Our experienced catheterization team will be ready and waiting to ensure timely and effective care. You will be taken to one of our four state-of-the art catheterization labs. Your family will be provided with a pager so we can keep them updated on your progress during the procedure and when you are back in recovery. You'll be pleased to know that you and your family will be fully involved in decisions about your care and they can be with you both before and after the procedure.
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Services and treatments to maintain a healthy heart beat
We offer a wide range of heart care services in the catheterization labs, including:
- Cardiac catheterization – Procedure that tells us how well your heart is working and diagnoses potential problems or serious conditions
- Electrophysiology testing – Diagnoses heart rhythm disorders by measuring the electrical activity of your heart
- Implantable defibrillator insertions – Device used to control heart rate by applying an electric current to the chest wall or heart
- Intravascular imaging – Use of a continuous X-ray image on a monitor to view and assess blockage within a blood vessel
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – Non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter (a thin flexible tube) to insert a small structure called a stent to open up blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup
- Peripheral vascular stenting – A non-surgical procedure similar to percutaneous coronary intervention to open up blood vessels in a limb that have been narrowed by plaque buildup
- Permanent pacemaker insertions – Device placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms