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Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations Help Diagnose and Treat Certain Heart Conditions
Our Cardiovascular Center allows our board certified cardiologists from Henry County Cardiology and St.Vincent Medical Group to perform diagnostic heart catheterizations on an outpatient basis.
This procedure is the insertion of a thin plastic tube (catheter) into an artery that is then threaded towards the heart. It is used to measure various heart functions and to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions, including:
Cardiac catheterization is commonly used to determine whether patients have atherosclerosis: a condition in which fat and calcium deposits--also known as plaque--narrow the coronary arteries and reduce blood flow. Catheterization can be used to check blood flow in the coronary arteries and in the heart itself, and can also be used to check for congenital heart defects.
Coronary artery disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Located on the first floor of the Hospital, the Cardiovascular Center is staffed by specialists from Henry County Hospital and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.