Office-Based Cardiac & Vascular Cath Lab

cath-labAshchi Heart and Vascular Center is pleased to announce the opening of its office-based cardiac & vascular catheterization lab in Late-January, 2017 adjoining our University Boulevard location. The state of the art facility is designed to help patients receive quality care outside of the traditional hospital setting.

Patients will now have the flexibility, convenience and control to schedule a variety of cost-effective procedures. Such procedures include: heart catheterizations, simple angiograms and intervention to most complex peripheral vascular procedures.

Ashchi Heart and Vascular Center has acquired one of the best catheterization equipment in the market from Shimadzu, a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment. Its images are second to none with significantly more clear images to provide insight into the patient condition.

What is a Catheterization Procedure?

A catheterization procedure allows your doctor to more clearly see the condition of your heart, be able to visualize via dye injection the vasculature of the heart arteries, arteries and veins of the extremities, kidneys, as well as the carotid arteries. The procedure uses a thin, flexible tube inserted into an artery in the groin or wrist (much like an IV, but without any knife or cutting) and special X-RAY equipment to view its path.

Procedures performed in our outpatient Cath Lab include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic Heart Catheterizations: allow the doctor to see the vasculature of the heart for the treatment of coronary artery disease, or CAD.
  • Carotid Angiography: allows the doctor to see the vasculature of the head and neck for the treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • Peripheral Angiography: allows the doctor to see the vasculature of the legs and arms for the treatment of peripheral artery disease, or PAD.
  • Peripheral Revascularization: allows the doctor to treat severe PAD by means of using atherectomy devices, decloting or aspiration devices as well as balloons, and/or medicated or non-medicated stents. Re-establishing the arterial blood flow to the patient’s extremities is necessary for the treatment of non-healing wounds, discomfort when walking, cramping and swelling or discoloration. Amputation should always be the last resort.
  • Vein Disease: we have been attending to complex and simple vein disease since 1997. Our physicians will be able to diagnose and treat clots (DVT), perform venous laser or radiofrequency ablations on insufficient (leaky veins), as well as sclerotherapy, and on occasion perform phlebectomies.
  • Venous Filter Insertion: venous filters, or Inferior Vena Cava (IVF), are placed into patients who are at risk of venous clots in the legs breaking loose and causing a stroke or pulmonary embolism. We also do remove certain removable filters at our facility.
  • Hemodialysis Access Management: dialysis patients routinely need their grafts or fistulas un-clogged to maintain adequate filtration during the dialysis procedure.
  • PICC Line Insertion: PICC lines are for patients who will need long term IV access for antibiotic, medical or chemo treatments. A long IV is placed in the upper arm that is designed to deliver the treatment in the central venous system and can safely stay in place for an extended period of time.

Using advanced technology, our team of physicians and highly skilled staff work together to perform the necessary test to accurately diagnose heart & vascular conditions. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact us at (904) 222-6656.