Cath Lab

The Cath Lab physicians and staff perform both diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, as well as interventional radiology procedures.

GRMC has an experienced and motivated medical staff including many highly-skilled cardiology specialists who have special training to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease, as well as perform both diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, and interventional radiology procedures.

Cardiac Procedures

As a cardiac procedure hospital, GRMC commonly performs heart catheterizations and cardiac interventions. 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. Treatments include one of these options:

  • Balloon Angioplasty (opening the artery)
  • Stent Placement (support of the artery) with Bare metal stent & Drug eluting stent
  • Cardiac Implantation (cardiac pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator)

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). 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)

At GRMC, our wide-ranging cardiovascular services are all designed to keep our patients well. From our Cath Lab treatments to our Cardiac Rehab Program, our staff and physicians can help with all your cardiac and vascular healthcare needs. As a cardiology hospital, we continue to exceed the expectations of those we serve and as we have done in other specialties, providing Advanced Medicine with a Personal Touch.