Before the staff at St. Vincent’s Regional Heart &Vascular Center can begin to treat your heart problem, the staff needs to thoroughly evaluate your case through a personal health history, the latest non-invasive imaging techniques, and possibly calling upon other sophisticated diagnostic equipment and methods depending on your symptoms.
Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Laboratory
Patients are immediately treated to relieve blood vessel blockage in a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency angioplasty lab. Diagnostic services include evaluation and subsequent management of patients with heart disease. We are committed to using the latest tools, including therapeutic arterial stents treated with medications that can keep the disease from progressing.
New treatments for arrhythmias offer less invasive treatments for electrical problems of the heart, and can improve survival and quality of life for patients with severe heart disease. St. Vincent’s is one of a few area hospitals to offer a laboratory that is nationally certified to meet stringent quality standards. Services provided by our specialists include diagnostic testing, radiofrequency ablation, artificial pacemakers, and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs). Learn more about electrophysiology.Non-invasive Testing
Evaluation of the heart in our ICAEL-certified Echocardiography Lab allows visualization of heart valves, cardiac function, and blood flow within the heart. Stress testing with nuclear imaging and echocardiography provides accurate, non-invasive evaluation of coronary heart disease. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. A Holter monitor is a portable EKG device that records your heart rhythm over time, outside the hospital or doctor's office.
St. Vincent's Vascular treatement provides screening, non-surgical, and surgical vascular treatment with an emphasis on risk factor reduction. Angioplasty and stenting treat carotid and peripheral vascular obstructions, and new endovascular treatments are used for aortic aneurysms. Cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists all participate in treatment and managment of peripheral vascular disease.
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