This proactive type of evaluation and care may help address the progression of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, cardiac catheterization diagnoses problems with blood flow and pressure as well as valve function. It does this by mapping out the inside of a heart’s arteries to look for blockages.
Hunt Regional Healthcare’s state-of-the-art imaging machine with a speed of 30–60 frames per second performs advanced diagnostic imaging. The machine can produce images of the five major vessels of the heart, the peripheral arteries, and the extremities.
Test results allow the cardiac physician to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This plan may include bypass surgery, medication modification, or angioplasty.