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Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Heart Care

UnityPoint Health - Trinity

802 Kenyon Road

Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

515.573.3101

Specializes in Diagnosing and Treating Patients with Heart Disease

The Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab at UnityPoint Health - Trinity specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with heart disease. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab staff works in conjunction with cardiologists and surgeons from the Iowa Heart Center to provide quality care close to home. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab also works closely with the Emergency department and Ambulance Service at UnityPoint Health - Trinity and area hospitals to provide life-saving care to heart attack patients - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

 

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab offers:

 

Angiography - Checking the aorta, main artery of the body, for blockage and disease.

 

Cardioversion - Delivering an electrical shock to the heart to change its rhythm.

 

Coronary Angiography - Checking the heart arteries for blockages.

 

Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty and/or Stenting with Drug-Eluting and Bare Metal Stents - Repairing blocked heart arteries with a balloon and/or stents, tiny metal tubes that hold an artery open.


Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator - Placing a device in the body to help the heart's rhythm and deliver a shock to the heart to stop life-threatening conditions.


Left Heart Cath with Ventricular Angiography - Measuring the pressures and function of the main pumping chamber of the heart and its valves.


Pacemaker Insertion - Placing a device in the body to help the heart's rhythm.

 

Pericardiocentesis - Removal of fluid from around the heart.

 

Pulmonary Angiography - Checking the arteries that take blood to the lungs.

 

Right Heart Cath - Measuring the function of the right side of the heart and its valves.