Wheaton Franciscan – Wisconsin Heart Hospital Campus is designed with the patient in mind. Our cardiac cath labs are only steps away from our Emergency Department – which offers rapid care in a chest pain situation. Our door-to-balloon time for heart attack treatment is less than the recommended times specified by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
Even if you’re not experiencing an emergency, Wisconsin Heart Hospital’s cardiac cath lab offers a range of diagnostic and interventional services to treat heart and vascular disease and heart rhythm issues.
Wisconsin Heart Hospital Campus Cardiac Catheterization lab offers:
Interventional treatment services
- Myocardial biopsy – used to examine tissue when signs of weakening of the heart muscle or a change in heart muscle structure become evident. It is often associated with inadequate heart pumping or other heart function problems
- Cardiac catheterization - also called coronary angiograph is performed to identify any blockages in arteries and veins
- Cardiac mapping – typically used to identify areas of the heart that are experience arrhythmia
Primarily used as a means to improve blood flow within the heart, cardiac catheterization is less invasive than bypass surgery or procedures requiring open-heart surgery to repair an atrial septal defect.
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- Angioplasty - also known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is widened through the use of a balloon. Angioplasty is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than bypass surgery
- Atherectomy - procedure to remove plaque from the arteries
- Rotablator - enables the removal of plaque from the arteries
- Stenting – a tiny mesh tube that is placed in the artery during angioplasty to keep the blocked or narrowed artery open
- ICD / biventricular ICD implantation implantable cardioverter defibrillator to treat arrhythmia. Monitors heart rhythms and sends electrical signals to correct abnormal rhythms.
- Pacemaker / biventricular Pacemaker insertion– small, battery-operated device that senses when your heart is beating irregularly or too slowly. It sends a signal to your heart that makes your heart beat at the correct pace Pericardial window (minimally invasive) - PFO/ASD closures - minimally invasive approaches to sealing holes in the heart’s septum, due to a congenital heart defect.