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Cardiac Catheterization

At St. Joseph Health Heart Center, our nationally recognized heart surgeons and cardiologists have worked with other experts to develop our leading-edge heart catheterization lab. It’s nationally recognized and unlike any other in the Brazos Valley region.

We never stop exploring, testing, and advancing our heart catheterization capabilities. Continual improvements have allowed us to develop the most advanced heart catheterization lab available for diagnosing and treating heart conditions that include coronary artery disease.

Cardiovascular Care Tailored to You

The St. Joseph Health Heart Center and surgical program is the only one of its kind in the Brazos Valley region. We have repeatedly achieved top ratings in our cardiac and vascular surgery programs. Five-star ratings have been earned in coronary intervention procedures and carotid surgery.

Our expertise, passion, and resources add up to a cardiac catheterization lab like no other.

During heart catheterization, a long thin tube (catheter) is inserted into an artery or vein in the groin, neck or arm and passed through blood vessels to the heart. Once inserted, the catheter is used to conduct diagnostic tests and some heart disease treatments that include coronary angioplasty and stent placement.  

Heart catheterization is normally performed while the patient is awake, yet sedated. Recovery following heart catheterization is quick, and there is very low risk of complications.

St. Joseph Health. It’s your heart. And it’s our passion.

Our expert heart care staff includes cardiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutrition specialists (dietitians), physical therapists, social workers, and others trained and experienced in heart disease treatment.

You won’t find a more compassionate care team. They know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it –to provide absolutely exceptional care and quality of life for our patients. Our heart catheterization team works together to gain the most precise images and excellent results, whether stent placement, angioplasty or diagnosis.  

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