Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Cardiology

The heart is a one strong muscle, working away with surprising regularity. During those frightening times when it isn’t working the way it is supposed to, you need the skilled staff of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Mary Greeley Medical Center

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, or Cath Lab, uses the latest technology to help treat emergency patients in the midst of a heart attack as well as short-stay patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The Cath Lab staff knows that time is of the essence when treating heart attack.

Using the Cath Lab, Mary Greeley Medical Center cardiologists are able to perform:

  • Angioplasty, which uses balloon-tipped catheters (inserted through the groin) to can open arterial blockages, allowing blood to flow freely to the heart
  • Stent insertion, a small mesh tube, placed post-angioplasty, to dramatically reduce the chance of another blockage
  • Angiogram, which employs catheters, imaging fluids, and X-ray technology to determine the location of a blockage
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation to help the heart beat at the right pace and rhythm
  • Cardioversion, ablation, and other procedures
  • Testing to determine the cause of heart rhythm disturbances
Angiogram Video

Watch an Angioplasty

We take you inside Mary Greeley's Cardiac Cath Lab where you can watch Dr. Robert Shapiro perform an actual coronary angiogram procedure.

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Know your Risk


CardioScore is a noninvasive test to determine your risk of heart disease.

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