Physicians at Doctors Hospital of Laredo use cardiac catheterization procedures to both diagnose and treat some forms of heart disease, such as stenosis. Cardiac catheterization involves inserting a thin flexible tube called a catheter into a vein or artery in the groin or arm and then moving it up into the heart using live X-rays to guide it. Interventional tools such as balloons and stents are then fed through the catheter into the coronary arteries.

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Services We Perform

Many cardiac catheterization procedures are performed at Doctors Hospital of Laredo, including:

  • AngioJet™ for removing blood clots in coronary arteries
  • Angioplasty and balloon angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries
  • Atherectomy (coronary and peripheral) to remove plaque from blood vessels
  • Carotid, coronary and peripheral stents to increase blood flow in areas blocked by plaque
  • Internal cardiac defibrillators to help correct cardiac arrhythmias
  • Intravascular ultrasound to view the inside of a coronary artery
  • Peripheral angiography to help find narrowed or blocked areas in arteries
  • Patient foramen ovale (PFO) closure to help close a hole in the heart wall
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) to open a blocked blood vessel
  • Renal angiography to view the blood vessels in your kidneys
  • Temporary and permanent pacemakers to help control your heartbeat
  • Thrombolytic therapy (TPS, urokinase) to dissolve or break up blood clots