Cardiac Cath Lab
Seconds count during a heart attack. Experts at The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s Cardiac Cath Lab are on call 24/7 to perform emergency procedures designed to not only save lives, but do it in a way that preserves heart muscle and allows for a faster recovery.
State-of-the-Art Catheterization Lab treats Heart Attacks Quickly and Efficiently
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab is a critical feature of The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s Chest Pain Center. Cardiologists and specially-trained staff are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to perform percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI, also known as cardiac catheterizations) for the emergency treatment of patients suffering a heart attack. This treatment allows cardiologists to go directly to the source of an obstruction to preserve heart muscle and potentially reduce serious complications or death.
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab is a vital tool in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. A highly-skilled team of physicians, nurses and technologists focus on quick intervention for heart attack patients.
Procedures include cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty (PABV) and transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE).
The Medical Center at Bowling Green is the only provider in Bowling Green to be accredited by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI.