Cardiac catheterization services in Aventura, Florida
Patients needing minimally invasive heart care near Sunny Isles Beach can depend on the heart specialists at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's advanced Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Our state-of-the-art cath lab offers a range of diagnostic procedures and treatments.
To learn more about heart diagnostics at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at 305-682-6677.
What is cardiac catheterization?
Cardiac catheterization is a medical sub-specialty dedicated to using minimally invasive techniques with imaging guidance. A heart catheterization, or cath exam, is a special diagnostic X-ray exam that allows physicians to see if any coronary arteries have blockages. Through this exam, a doctor can evaluate the functionality of a patient's heart valves.
The advanced technology in our cath lab includes a digital cardiovascular imaging system that assist in better viewing and treatment of coronary artery blockages that could cause heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular damage.
We also have a highly skilled team dedicated to providing pre- and post-cardiac interventional care to patients.
Procedures performed in our cath lab
As an integral part of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's cardiology program, our cath lab performs a range of cardiac procedures, including:
- Right and left heart catheterization
- Coronary angiogram, including left ventriculograms and other angiographies
- Temporary pacemaker insertion
- Intravascular ultrasound
- Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
- Thrombolytic therapy
- Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), such as angioplasty, coronary stenting and atherectomies