A cardiac catheterization is a special kind of x-ray that shows doctors how blood is flowing to your heart. At Cape Fear Valley we perform over 2,100 cardiac catheterizations and 600 interventions a year.
During a cardiac catheterization, a cardiologist, skilled in this procedure, puts a long, narrow tube into an artery, either in your leg near the groin or in your arm. Using a special dye, X-rays are made, which show blood flow to your heart muscle and how your heart and valves are working. Doctors can also identify blockages and determine treatment options.
Cardiac catheterizations provide doctors with an in-depth look at how your heart is functioning and whether or not you should be concerned.
To learn more about our cardiac catheterizations, call 615-8200.