Radial Cardiac Catheterization at 326 Washington Street, Norwich

Radial Cardiac Catheterization

This is a less invasive alternative cardiac catheterization method through the wrist or radial artery instead of the femoral artery to determine if more intervention is needed, if there are blockages in the arteries, or if medication can be used to treat the patient.

If there is a significant percentage of blockage in the artery, patients are sent to another facility for interventional treatment, such as angioplasty or bypass surgery.

This type of testing is done after an abnormal stress test or when a cardiac patient is having chest pains that may indicate an issue.

Under the direction of a cardiologist, the Backus Cardiac Catheterization Lab performs various tests that can evaluate the anatomy and function of your heart. Utilizing special x-ray and imaging equipment the cardiologist and the cath lab certified staff provide the supportive care necessary for diagnostic procedures, such as left and right heart cardiac catheterizations, transesophageal echocardiograms, electrical cardioversions, insertions of pacemakers and/or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD’s), and generator changes.

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