The Catheterization Lab in Banner Estrella Medical Center provides comprehensive treatment for both cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures.
A catheterization procedure is minimally invasive, with physicians entering the heart through arteries in the legs or arms. Physicians use special tools to inject dye, clear blocked arteries, or insert a stent (small stainless steel tube) when needed.
The medical staff at Banner Estrella performs several cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries, including:
- Abdominal Aortic Repairs
- Angioplasty (balloon pump)
- Atherectomy (rotational)
- Cardiac Catheterizations
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Heart Surgeries
- ICD/Pacemaker Implantation
- Loop Recorders
- Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacements or Repairs
- Peripheral Vascular Intervention
- Permanent Pacemakers
- Transthoracic Procedures
- Transesophageal Echocardiograms
An element of the Cath Lab's care is a highly skilled and motivated team available 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. The team begins treating heart attack patients immediately and adheres to American College of Cardiology standards.