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Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Catheterization is a medical sub-specialty dedicated to using minimally invasive techniques with imaging guidance. A heart catheterization – or “cath” exam, as it is commonly called – is a special diagnostic x-ray imaging exam that allows your physician to see if any of the coronary arteries have blockages or evaluate patients’ heart valves functionality. We also have a dedicated Post Interventional Unit with trained staff that specializes in the care of pre and post cardiac intervention patients. JFK Medical Center is a closed Cath Lab – meaning that all of our interventional cardiologists perform close to 1000 catheterizations a year.

  • Right and left heart catheterization
  • Coronary angiogram
    • Left ventriculograms grams and other angiographies
  • Temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) such as:
    • Angioplasty
    • Coronary Stenting
    • Atherectomies