Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure used to detect the presence of heart disease. A catheter is inserted into the groin or wrist and advanced to the heart. Dye is injected to identify any blockages in the heart. (This procedure is called an “angiogram.”) If a blockage is detected, it can be opened through a procedure called “angioplasty” or “stent implantation.”
Cardiac Catheterization Expertise at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center is at the cutting edge of interventional cardiology.
Our highly trained interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based methods to treat coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, and structural heart disease. These highly efficient techniques prevent the need for open-heart surgery, consequently reducing the risks associated with more invasive procedures.