Cardiac Catheterization Lab
The innovative cardiac catheterization labs at St. Joseph’s Hospital-South operate as a dual lab where we perform both cardiac catheterization procedures and interventional radiology procedures.
Our experienced, highly trained staff provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care. In fact, both techs and nurses in the cath lab have specialized hands-on training in PCI-percutaneous coronary interventions—at least 500 training hours.
Level One Cath Procedures
Our Coronary Interventions programs (PCI) are elective. We are licensed by the American College of Cardiology in the State of Florida to perform Level One PCIs.
During a diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedure, your doctor will perform an angioplasty and place a stent. We use top-of-the-line stents, including drug-eluting stents in order to prevent further blockages. This means you will have to take medication and change your eating and exercise habits. Patient education is important to us, and we will spend time helping you understand the changes in your lifestyle necessary to remain healthy and answer any questions you may have. Your safety, health and peace of mind are always our top priorities.
Trans Radial Access Approach: Advanced Cath Procedure
The majority of the cardiac catheterization procedures that we perform utilize the trans radial access approach, which threads the catheter through the wrist, instead of the groin. This approach is associated with a lower risk of major bleeding complications, less pain and decreased recovery time.
We also provide unique patient follow-ups. Our nurses call all patients within 24 hours to see how they are doing and to review the information in the education packet. This packet will include information about diet, exercise and smoking cessation.
St. Joseph's Hospital-South
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL 33578
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