The all-new Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Lab at St. Francis (opened in March of 2022) is on the leading edge of heart care. In addition to heart attack care, the new Cath Lab accommodates routine and diagnostic cardiac procedures, such as:
- Heart catheterizations
- Implanted pacemaker device
- Vascular Procedures
New innovative imaging technology for cardiac and vascular procedures, including an echocardiography ultrasound, allows physicians to better and more accurately visualize small vessels, devices and tissue with lower radiation doses.
At the new Cath Lab, we’re able to prevent heart damage by opening blocked arteries as quickly as possible. Because every second matters when trying to save heart muscle, the Cath Lab is located strategically off the Emergency Room. Our current “door-to-balloon time” is already 30 minutes faster than the national average. The new Cath Lab location and state-of-the art imaging will only improve our time and provide better outcomes for our patients.