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Cardiac Catheterization

At Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, our cardiac catheterization labs offer a complete range of diagnostic and interventional services to treat heart and vascular diseases and heart rhythm issues.

Diagnostic Services

  • Coronary – Identifies any blockages in arteries and veins of the heart.
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies - Identifies any blockages in arteries and veins in the legs.
  • Electrophysiology Study - Minimally-invasive procedures that assess the electrical activity of the heart to determine treatment for various abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Right and Left Heart Studies (COPD) - Cardiac evaluations of pressure and angiograms of the heart.

Interventional Treatment Services 

  • Angioplasty - Also known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is widened through the use of a balloon. It's less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than bypass surgery.
  • Atherectomy - Procedure to remove calcified plaque from the arteries.
  • Electrophysiology - Treats heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias where your heart beats too slowly, too rapidly or irregularly.
  • Thrombectomy - Procedure to remove clots from the arteries.
  • Stenting – A tiny mesh tube that is placed in the artery during angioplasty to keep the blocked or narrowed artery open.

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