Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Physicians at Beebe Healthcare’s catheterization lab (cath lab) diagnose and treat patients who require cardiac or vascular care. The lab is well-equipped with the most advanced technology, and is capable of handling the immediate needs of nearly every patient who arrives at Beebe Healthcare with cardiac problems, such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Learn more about state-of-the-art interventional cardiology care, available in Lewes, Delaware.
Procedures Done in Beebe's Cardiac Cath Lab
Diagnostic tests may be used if symptoms of certain heart conditions are present, such as peripheral artery disease. Other procedures performed in the cath labs treat coronary, valve/structural, congenital, and vascular conditions using catheter-based, non-surgical techniques.
During cardiac catheterization, the physician inserts a catheter through the arm or leg to look inside the heart and assess any damage or treat or repair a condition. In most cases, cardiac catheterization does not require an extended hospital stay.
Here are some common procedures performed in Beebe’s cath labs:
- Left heart catheterization
- Peripheral angiogram
- Electrophysiology study
- Cardiac ablation
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
- WATCHMAN Implant (Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device)
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram
- Transcatheter Aortic Valvular Replacement (TAVR)
Beebe's cardiovascular services are available 24/7 for emergent procedures.
Renowned Cardiovascular Care in Sussex County
Unlike other institutions, procedural volume has grown since Beebe’s cath lab opened over two decades ago. In 2020, Beebe’s Cath Lab performed over 3,422 procedures. Led by renowned interventional cardiologists and other specialists, we’ve been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for interventional cardiology care.
Beebe remains on the cutting edge of cardiac care, with advanced equipment and techniques that improve patient outcomes. Our doctors and staff are here to provide ongoing treatment and support even after our patients leave the cath lab. We are committed to providing outstanding care to residents and visitors of Sussex County.
Interested in learning more about Beebe’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab and cardiac interventions? Contact Beebe’s Heart Nurse Navigator or call 844-316-3334 or fill out the form below.