Cardiac Catheterization Lab & Electophysiology Lab
Bringing you the best of health also means providing state-of-the-art treatment
services for all aspects of cardiac disease. Queen of the Valley Medical
Center's Regional Heart Center is committed to bringing the community
many new treatment technologies. We also perform many state-of-the-art
interventional procedures. The Heart Center actively works on developing
treatment options to enhance patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Our Heart Center now boasts two Cardiac Catheterization Labs which utilize
sophisticated x-ray equipment to measure heart function and a staff of
cardiac specialists to provide advanced interventional and medical treatments.
The hospital’s cardiology team, which includes triple board-certified
interventional cardiologists and a staff of technicians and specially
trained nurses, is on call 24 hours a day.
Procedures conducted in the Catheterization Lab include:
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Placement of stents
Sergio Manubens, MD, Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab, is one of three
triple-board certified cardiologists at Queen of the Valley Hospital.
He emphasizes that new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine
show that outcomes are better when troubled hearts reach the hospitals
with full catheterization labs, not simply the closest hospital.
The Electrophysiology Lab provides a way for physicians to obtain a much
more accurate picture of the heart's electrical system and pinpoint
problems that can cause dangerous and potentially lethal irregularities
of the heartbeat. This technology has usually been available only in university
hospitals and contributes to making the Heart Center a truly complete
cardiac care service.
Procedures conducted in the Electrophysiology Lab include:
- Ablation Therapy
- Pacemaker Implantation
- Resynchronization Therapy
- Implantable Defibrillators
- Arrhythmia Management