Critical answers when you need them most
Cardiac catheterization is a non-surgical procedure often recommended for patients who suffer from chest pain, show signs of blocked arteries or have atypical stress test results. It enables doctors to more precisely pinpoint potential heart problems such as coronary artery, aortic or valve disease and provides critical answers needed to determine the best course of action and establish a treatment plan.
At HackensackUMC Mountainside, patients who require this procedure are treated in specially equipped rooms in our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory by a team that’s dedicated to ensuring the comfort of their patients, as well as unsurpassed quality and safety - before, during and after each procedure.
The catheterization process involves inserting a thin catheter into an artery and carefully guiding it through the artery until it reaches the heart with the assistance of advanced imaging equipment. Dye is then injected through the catheter and flows to the heart, enabling the cardiologist to clearly see how the heart and arteries are functioning and determine a course of treatment.
Leaders in their field, on your team
Our team includes specially trained invasive cardiologists, nurses and cardiovascular technologists. The entire team has years of clinical experience devoted to the care of the cardiovascular patient with required continual advanced education in their field. The lab is an active participant in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry which helps keep our standards of care within or above the guidelines set forth by the American College of Cardiology.
A continuum of care
We have a holistic, team approach to cardiac care at HackensackUMC Mountainside. Whatever next steps your cardiologist recommends following a catheterization or other heart-related event, we’re here for you to provide everything from skilled medical care to nutritional counseling and cardiac rehabilitation at our state-of-the-art fitness center.