Cardiac catheterization is procedure that allows physicians to diagnose or treat heart conditions, as well as to measure blood pressure and blood-oxygen levels. An ultra-thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the body followed by a thin wire, called a stent, which maintains the open space of an artery.
In 1989, Sky Lakes Medical Center brought in the area's first cardiologist and opened the catheterization labs. Today our services include cardiac catheterization, a special-procedures lab, angiography and pacemaker insertions
We also perform balloon angioplasty and vascular stenting – procedures designed to open blocked or narrowed arteries – on-site in the catheterization lab.