Advanced Cardiac Tests and Interventional Heart Procedures
Cardiac Cath Lab Services for Patients in Hunt County, Texas
We understand that while working through a heart problem is never easy, it is often made easier when surrounded by nearby family and friends.
This is why our cardiac catheterization lab offers services that are diagnostic as well as services that are procedural. So, while some patients are referred to us for further evaluation, we also provide interventional heart care for artery blockages and arrhythmias. This means, except for open heart surgery, cardiac patients do not need to be transported to another site to receive a corrective procedure. They can receive quality heart care, while staying close to home.
Learn more about the diagnostic testing and heart procedures we perform at our cardiac cath lab in Greenville. For a printable version to reference, you can also download our Cardiac Cath Lab PDF.
Diagnostic Heart Testing and Evaluations
One of the following tests may be recommended help pinpoint an underlying heart condition:
- Left Heart Cath: An X-ray examination of the coronary arteries. A catheter is placed into the coronary arteries and the pumping chambers of the heart.
- Right and Left Heart Cath: An X-ray examination of the coronary arteries. A catheter is placed into the coronary arteries to assess the arteries and the pumping chambers of the heart. Another catheter is inserted into the venous side of the heart, to measure pressures and oxygen saturation to determine valve gradients, shunts and valve prolapse.
- Runoff: An X-ray examination of the peripheral arteries. A catheter is placed into the inferior vena cava (IVC) to access the peripheral arteries.
Interventional Heart Procedures
One of the following procedures may be recommended to help unblock an artery or correct an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia):
- Cardiac Stent: A small wire mesh tube (stent) is inserted into a blocked artery to restore blood flow to the heart muscle.
- Cardioversion: A procedure to convert irregular heart rhythms to normal rhythms through use of a well-controlled and perfectly time electrical shock to the chest wall.
- Directional Coronary Atherectomy: The use of a cutting device to remove a blockage in an artery.
- Implantable Event Recorder: A tiny recorder is implanted beneath the chest wall to provide up to 14-months of monitoring for cardiac rhythm disturbances.
- Pacemaker Implant: A generator and heart leads implanted in the chest to electronically prompt the heart to beat in rhythm.
- Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA): The use of a balloon catheter placed in the coronary artery to open a blockage of the artery.
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA): The use of a balloon catheter placed in the coronary artery to open a blockage of the artery.