Cardiology-Cath Lab

New cath lab, new cardiac diagnostic capabilities.


CATH LAB OVERVIEW

Diseases of the heart are the second leading cause of death in Onslow County, and our improved ability to identify cardiac issues will make great strides in diagnosing and therefore treating patients, all without having to drive multiple hours to and from other cath lab facilities.

Our cath lab offers the most current, state-of-the-art equipment available, using lower dose radiation equipment for safer diagnostic/imaging and ability to provide further treatment. It also features renowned cardiologists performing the procedures and using the advanced technology. In the event that advanced cardiac diseases may be present and require cardiothoracic surgeons/advanced urgent care, the cath lab can offer continuity of care with a special partnership with CarolinaEast.

The lab is just one step in our efforts to expand cardiac care at Onslow Memorial Hospital and serve our community so that it can be at its healthiest.

 

ABOUT CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

Cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) is an invasive imaging procedure that allows physicians to evaluate heart function. During a cardiac catheterization, a long, narrow tube called a catheter is inserted through a plastic introducer sheath (a short, hollow tube that is inserted into a blood vessel in your leg or arm). The catheter is guided through the blood vessel to the coronary arteries with the aid of a special x-ray machine.

Learn about catheters from this video:

 

SERVICES OFFERED

Current service offerings include:

  • Evaluation or confirmation of the presence of coronary artery disease, valve disease or disease of the aorta
  • Evaluation of heart muscle function
  • Ability to provide further treatment

 

Specific procedures include:

  • Heart Catheterizations with Intervention
  • VasCath Insertions
  • PermCath Insertions
  • PortaCath Insertions
  • IVC Filter Insertions
  • Fistulagrams with and without intervention
  • And more!

For more information, please contact us at 910-577-2589.