Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center offers several surgical and non-invasive treatments for heart disease. For each treatment there are several different approaches. It is best to speak with a doctor to determine what specific treatments are needed.
At the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center - Cardiac Catheterization Lab, we offer a minimally-invasive way to treat some forms of heart disease. Doctors do not surgically open the patient’s chest. They enter the heart through arteries in the legs or arms. Then they use special tools to inject dye, clear blocked arteries, or insert a stent (small stainless-steel tube) when needed. The following cardiac procedures are frequently performed at this hospital:
- Angioplasty (balloon pump)
- Stent Implantation
- Permanent Pacemakers
- Loop Recorders
- Transesophageal Echocardiograms
Surgical procedures require the patient to stay in the hospital for a few days. A surgeon opens the patient’s chest to repair damage to the heart tissue, valves, arteries or vessels. Some times the patient’s heart is temporarily stopped from beating on its own. In that case a mechanical pump or heart-lung machine keeps the heart functioning while the doctor performs surgery.
When needed, cardiovascular surgery is provided at nearby Banner Boswell Medical Center.
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