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Cardiac Catheterization

The Specialty Hospital catheterization lab is the fore front of cath labs among regional hospitals as it serves more than 3500 patients that undergo cardiac catheterization, angioplasty or other interventional procedures every year.

Cardiac catheterization has become a prime tool for visualizing the heart and blood vessels, diagnosis and treating heart disease. Our innovative cardiologists and nationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeons have helped establish The Specialty Hospital's pioneering heart care center.

The cath lab have two x-ray systems integeric Philips and Allura Xper FD20, one of the most modern fixed x-ray systems in the world. With a Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization room, that helps the physician to work in a comfortable and effective manner.


Below is a list of procedures performed in the specialty hospital cath lab:

  • Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA).
  • Coronary stenting.
  • Balloon valvoplasty.
  • PDA/ASD closures.
  • Vascular coiling.
  • Electrophysiology study (EPS).
  • Synchronized cardioversion.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (3D system).
  • Permanent pacemaker insertion.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm endografting (AAA) repair.
  • Peripheral arterial plaque excision system by Silver Hawk system.
  • Pacemaker Lead Extraction.
  • Venacava Filter Placement (IVC filter).
  • Spinal compression fractures (vertebroplasty).
  • Treatments (chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation and stenting).
  • Venous access procedures.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto- systemic Shunt (TIPS).
  •  Kyphoplasty.

Our dear patient, be sure before admitting to the hospital to:

  • Fasten starting from midnight the day of procedure or according to physician's order.
  • Commit to your physician's order regarding your medication, if you are on any medication treatment.

And upon discharge, you'll be provided with detailed instructions such as:

  • Completing bed rest for 24 hours.
  • Drinking plenty of water & liquids.
  • Observing the site of puncture for any signs of bleeding.
  • Don't hesitate to call your physician for any emergency

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