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Cardiac Catheterization Lab

The UVMC Cardiac Cath Lab, established in 1992, was the first Cardiac Cath Lab between Dayton and Lima.  The Lab combines advanced technology with caring professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality services available. 

The Cardiac Cath Lab is certified by the Ohio Department of Heath to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations for adults. In addition, the lab performs:

  • Nephrology (kidney) interventions
  • Dialysis-access angioplasty
  • Stenting 
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tunnel catheters

The lab also performs peripheral interventions and angioplasty to treat peripheral vascular disease in the legs.  Our patients are admitted through the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Most patients are treated and go home the same day.

Cardiac Cath Procedures and Services

Cardiac Cath Services
UVMC and our team of cardiology specialists provide advanced technologies and programs to effectively diagnosis and treat cardiac-related conditions. 

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is used to access coronary circulation and blood-filled chambers of the heart. A thin plastic tube is inserted into an artery or vein in the leg or arm and advanced into the chambers of the heart or coronary arteries. This procedure is used to help your cardiologist determine your treatment plan.

Learn more about the UVMC team of cardiologists.

Peripheral Vascular Services
- These procedures study the arterial blood system. An arteriogram is an imaging test that uses x-rays and a special dye to see inside the arteries. It can be used to see arteries in the heart, brain, kidney, and many other parts of the body.
Peripheral Balloon Angioplasty - A thin plastic catheter is inserted into an artery in the leg or arm.  A tiny balloon in the catheter is used to open the narrow or blocked blood vessel. Balloon angioplasty may be followed by stenting of the blood vessel.

Peripheral Stenting - Peripheral stents are often implanted in conjunction with balloon angioplasty. Peripheral stent implants help hold open an artery so that blood can flow through the blocked or clogged artery, and may be used to repair an aneurysm. The stent—a small, lattice-shaped wire mesh tube, props open the artery and remains permanently in place.

Learn more about UVMC’s Imaging/Radiology Services.

Dialysis Access Services
Temporary Venous Dialysis Tunnel Catheter
- A catheter is a tube inserted into a vein in your neck, chest, or leg near the groin. It has two chambers to allow a two-way flow of blood. The catheter is not permanent. It is used as a bridge until your preeminent access has matured. 

Angiogram of AV Fistula or Graft - This procedure studies the arterial blood system. This is accomplished through the insertion of a catheter into a blood vessel and placement of that catheter into the appropriate area of the body. Then contrast media is injected so the area can be studied on a monitor in the procedure room.

Balloon Angioplasty of AV Fistula or Graft
A thin plastic catheter is inserted into a vein in the arm. A tiny balloon in the catheter is used to open the narrow or blocked blood vessel. Balloon angioplasty may be followed by stenting of the central veins.

Stenting of Central Vein
Stenting is used to widen narrowed blood vessels most commonly the central veins.

During a venogram, contrast media is injected through hand veins. The injected contrast is used to study the circulatory system of the arms for potential dialysis access graft or fistula (abnormal connection between an organ, vessel, or intestine and another structure). These studies are reviewed once monthly by a team comprised of Dr. Ali, MD and Dr. Lowry MD, FACS.  AV Fistula and Grafts can be performed by Miami County Surgeons.

Learn more about UVMC’s Dialysis Center.

UVMC Cardiac Catheterization Lab Location and Hours

UVMC Cardiac Catheterization Lab
3130 N. County Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

The Cardiac Catheterization/Special Procedures lab is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(937) 440-4874

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