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 and vascular procedures and services. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory provides high-quality service with an attention to convenience, achieving on average less than 60-minute door-to-balloon times, far below the national goal of 90 minutes, for severe heart attacks.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center with PCI designation, and has been awarded the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Bronze Recognition award for achieving high standards in STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) heart attack care.
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.
- Minimally invasive lumivascular catheterization — Emory Johns Creek Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the state of Georgia that offers this procedure, which is used to treat total blockages in peripheral arteries in the leg.