St. Catherine Hospital

Invasive Cardiovascular Procedures

St. Catherine opened the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in Northwest Indiana and we've been on the front lines of cardiac care ever since.

  • Cardiac Catheterization - A minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that allows physicians to view and take blood samples from the chambers of the heart and measure pressures within the heart.
  • Carotid/Cerebral angiography - Views the carotid and vertebral arteries.
  • Visceral angiography - Views the visceral arteries - the vessels or organs in the abdomen.
  • Coronary arteriograms - View the coronary arteries.
  • Peripheral arteriograms - Views arteries in the upper and lower extremities.
  • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) - Images are captured from which a special computer produces highly enhanced pictures of the heart and arteries.