Welcome to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Joseph Hospital Cardiac & Vascular Institute, better known simply as the Cath Lab. Approximately 2,500 procedures are performed each year in our Cath Lab, making ours one of the busiest Cath Labs in Colorado.
The Cath Lab has state-of-the-art procedure rooms for performing numerous heart and vessel imaging studies and treatments. In the Cath Lab, highly trained specialists identify and diagnose heart problems, use medicines to dissolve blood clots, re-open blood vessels, and remove obstructions within blood vessels.
Within the Cath Lab is our specialized Electrophysiology Lab (EP). Here patients experiencing irregular heart rates (arrhythmias) can undergo diagnostic exams to identify the specific cause of the problem or to receive life-saving treatments such as pacemaker or defibrillator implants.
We have 2 cath labs, 3 EP labs, 2 hybrid labs, 1 multipurpose room, 3 IR suites.
We are an accredited chest pain center with strong STEMI program.
Our labs perform all forms of cardiac and peripheral interventional procedures; diagnose and treat all forms of cardiovascular disease including balloons, stents, rhythm management, peripheral vascular and structural heart. We work in teams of 3. These teams consist of cardiovascular technologist, radiologic technologist and RN's