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Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Cardiac Catheterization

The cardiac catheterization lab at Christiana Hospital specializes in the latest methods for evaluating and treating coronary artery disease. Our cardiologists are among the region’s most experienced in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures. Our spacious catheterization labs are equipped with today’s most advanced technology for performing all major cardiac catheterization procedures currently in use, including:

  • Diagnostic catheterization.
  • Balloon angioplasty.
  • Intravascular ultrasound techniques.
  • Peripheral vascular angioplasty.
  • Rotational and directional atherectomy.
  • Stent placement.
  • Cardiac structural interventions

Every ChristianaCare interventional cardiologist performs a minimum of 100 angioplasties every year to ensure superior clinical skills. That’s more experience per doctor at ChristianaCare than the entire staff has at many hospitals. In caring for your heart, there’s no substitute for experience.

What is a cardiac catheterization?

By inserting a fiber-thin catheter into the groin area and feeding it up toward the heart, cardiologists can insert dyes into the coronary arteries to locate and often clear away potentially life-threatening blockages. The images produced by this procedure help cardiologists diagnose just how extensive the coronary artery disease is, and help them determine the most effective type of treatment.

Having a procedure and want to learn more before coming in?

Visit our Virtual Interventional Labs Tour.

ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions