Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility showcasing the latest technology that provides a variety of investigative and interventional cardiac procedures and services. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory provides high-quality service with an attention to convenience, boasting 65 minute door-to-balloon times, far below the national goal of 90 minutes.
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory specializes in a wide array of cardiac procedures, including:
- Heart/cardiac catheterizations - interventional cardiac procedure whereby a catheter is inserted into a heart chamber or vessel.
- Carotid Stenting - minimally invasive treatment for carotid artery blockages.
- Stents & Angioplasty - devices and procedures used to open clogged arteries in the heart.
- Pacemaker implants - medical device that helps regulate the heart beat.
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)/Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closures - procedures to treat structural heart defects, such as openings in the walls of the heart and leaking heart valves.
- Cardioversions - procedure for irregular/fast heart beats and cardiac arrhythmias to normalize rhythm of the heart.
- Transesophageal ECHOs - another form of echocardiogram which is used to take a closer look at the valves and chambers of the heart.
- Other Angiograms (renal, iliac, carotid) - x-ray imaging technique used on blood vessels and organs.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital has plans to expand and develop an additional cardiac catheterization facility as well. This additional laboratory will give EJCH the flexibility to offer a variety of new procedures that may include carotid stenting, valvuloplasties, and electrophysiology procedures.