GRMC is proud to announce the opening of its new

 CARDIAC CATH LAB

in Spring 2012 expanding our already extensive cardiac services.

 

GRMC’s new Cardiac and Vascular Medicine department covers a wide-range of services and care options. Our highly skilled and motivated staff and physicians have special training to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease, utilizing cutting-edge technology to offer you the very best in cardiac care. The department specializes in diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures and diagnostic cardiac procedures.

Cardiac Procedures

Diagnostic cardiac procedures are commonly referred to as heart catheterizations. These procedures are performed to diagnose and treat blockages in coronary arteries (which supply blood to the heart) and to study the function of the heart. In addition, these procedures can diagnose pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, vascular disease and a variety of other diseases. To learn more about heart catheterizations and our new Cardiac Cath Lab, click here.

 

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral Vascular procedures are commonly performed to diagnose and treat blockages in the extremities (arms and legs) and vessels which supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries). To learn more about peripheral vascular procedures and our new Cardiac Cath Lab, click here.

  

Primary Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) risk factors include diabetes, hypertension, family history, age, and smoking. Procedures used to diagnose PVD are commonly called peripheral angiography. PVD treatments include one or more of these options:

  • Balloon Angioplasty (opening the artery)
  • Stent Placement (support of the artery)
  • Atherectomy (artery plaque removal)

Additional Cardiac Services:

  • Imaging—Calcium Scoring, CT Angiography, Cardiac Ultrasound, Stress Echo, Trans Esophageal Echo, Nuclear Medicine Studies
  • Cardiopulmonary Testing—EKG, Cardiac Stress Test
  • Cardiac Rehab—Specially designed rehabilitation for patients who have undergone bypass surgery or a cardiac event that requires outpatient monitoring and recovery.
  • Home Health Cardiac Care—At-home rehab for post-surgery or congestive heart failure, or heart related needs.

Call (830) 401-7170 for more information.