Catheterization Labs & Electrophysiology Suite
Arizona Heart Hospital maintains two modern cardiac catheterization labs for minimally invasive, non-surgical cardiovascular related diagnosis and treatment. The hospital also offer two suites fully-dedicated to electrophysiology procedures.
These facilities provide patients with more non-surgical options with the convenience of care in a single facility and the added safety of surgical specialists on staff in the event of complications or emergency.
Specific benefits of our catheterization lab include:
- Fully-integrated heart attack program with our emergency room
- Coronary artery balloon angioplasty, stent, atherectomy and laser capabilities
- Left ventricular percutaneous extracorporeal capabilities (aka Tandem Heart)
- Intravascular hemodynamic monitoring with pressure wire
- Advance mapping capabilities including Webster Biosense
- Full extravascular and intravascular interventions including carotid artery and aortic endografting
- Support of full endovenous program
- Full audio and video capabilities for satellite transmission
- Staffing available 24/7 on call
Patients who experience or are at risk for abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias, may need an electrophysiology diagnostic procedure.
The heart is the body's pump, but it has its own electrical system that causes the heart to contract to pump blood and oxygen to the body. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist that specializes in heart arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can include problems that cause the heart to beat too quickly (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia) or with irregularity. Sometimes these rhythms are felt as palpitations by the patient.
For patients who may experience irregular heart beat, an electrophysiology (EP) study is an invasive diagnostic test to evaluate the electrical system of the heart. The EP study is usually an outpatient procedure and can last between one to two hours. The patient will be under the care of a highly skilled team including the electrophysiologist, nurses, technicians and physician assistants. To scheduled an appointment for an EP study, please contact Arizona Heart Institute at 602.266.2200 or visit their website at azheart.com
For patients who have been diagnosed with arrhythmia and requires a surgical procedure, Arizona Heart Hospital offers two fully-dedicated suites. Arizona Heart Hospital has served as the area's leading hospital for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and you can be confident that you will recieve the specialized care you deserve.