Heart Catheter & Angiography (Cath Lab) is an invasive medical / diagnostic procedure that serves to detect the narrowing or blockage of coronary arteries. Through this procedure, it can be seen what type of action is appropriate for the patient. So the doctor can recommend follow-up treatment which depends on the results of angiography. Actions include heart ring pairs, intervention with a balloon, or bypass surgery. Heart catheter at Lira Medika Hospital is carried out with the support of qualified facilities and experienced heart specialists, so that the detection of coronary heart can be done with a high degree of accuracy. Install the heart ring can be done at the Heart and Blood Vessel Service Center of Lira Medika Hospital.
WHAT IS CATHLAB?
Cath catheter or cardiac catheterization & angiography are invasive diagnostic cardiology procedures or actions. His method uses X-rays to display images of blood vessels in various organs of the body. For example, the heart to see the disease, blockage, narrowing, or dilation of blood vessels.
The tools used in the cath lab can produce detailed blood vessel images. That way, this procedure can help the doctor accurately in the procedure of the heart ring surgery.
The catheterization laboratory is equipped with various advanced equipment. This sophisticated equipment will help doctors to perform diagnostic procedures and interventions that are minimally invasion. Cath lab itself is most commonly used for cardiac procedures, such as coronary angiography and stenting or ringing of the heart.
In addition, the cath lab can also be utilized by other fields such as interventional radiology to clearly see whether there are problems in the blood vessels in this case that are often seen are blockages in blood vessels (this is called DSA or Digital Subtraction Angiography.
WHY MUST EXAMINATION CATH LAB ?
Examination which visualizes the heart arteries and chambers of the heart and treats stenosis or other abnormalities, is done as a preventive and curative measure. Cath lab can be used for early detection to prevent various diseases. For example, early detection in people who have a history of heart disease or stroke. This is very important to do in order to reduce the mortality rate due to the disease.
Through cath lab procedures, doctors can make decisions about what medical treatment is appropriate for a person. That way, doctors can recommend follow-up treatment that depends on the results of angiography. For example, actions, such as installing a heart ring, intervention with a balloon, or bypass surgery.
CATH LAB PROCEDURE ?
Before carrying out a cath lab procedure, a person and his family need to discuss their medical history and their current and future medical treatment with a cardiologist.
This cath lab procedure consists of various stages. First, before taking action the doctor will begin with local anesthesia. For example, in the folds of the right or left thigh or the right or left wrist. During this procedure, people who undergo cath lab procedures will remain aware and able to communicate with the doctor.
The next step is called the catheter. At this stage, a small tube will be inserted by the doctor through the arteries until they reach the aortic blood vessels which are placed in the estuary position of the coronary arteries. Next, the doctor will insert the contrast fluid through the catheter tube while using an X-ray beam. This liquid flow will be monitored through a monitor to show whether there is narrowing or not.
When all of the above actions have been completed, then the doctor will explain and recommend further action from the results of the examination. For example, is it enough with ordinary treatment, is it necessary to require other measures. For example, the installation of balloons and rings (stents) or bypass surgery (heart surgery).
Cath Lab is part of the Lira Medika Hospital Cardiovascular and Heart Service Center. In addition to Cath Lab, at the Lira Medika Hospital Cardiovascular and Vascular Center, you can also perform ECG examinations, electrophysiological examinations of the heart (ECG), echocardiography, cardiac treadmill test, CABG heart surgery, CT Cardiac and others.