Cardiac Catheterization Lab
The new Cardiac Cath Lab is now open and serving patients at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, Niagara County residents no longer have to travel outside of the county to receive cardiac catheterization care.
Our team of cardiologists and clinical specialists can now perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures right here in the Niagara community. The Cath Lab, open 24/7, 365 days a year, is here to serve you and our entire community. It is the best defense against life-threatening cardiac events. The new Cardiac Cath Lab employs state-of-the-art technologies and equipment, making The Heart Center of Niagara a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
What is Cardiac Catheterization?
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure to diagnose and treat various cardiac conditions. Using a catheter, doctors can perform diagnostic tests or treatment procedures such as coronary angioplasty. Most patients are awake during these procedures and are given medications to help them relax. Recovery time is quick and there is a low risk of complications.
For example, your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or heart valve problems, among other things.
Cardiac catheterization may be done during the diagnosis or treatment of:
- Coronary artery disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease
- Microvascular heart disease