Cardiac Catheterization

Clinical Services: Cardiology
Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-4789

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.

Read our Guide to Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty, and Stent Implantation.

Interventional Cardiology Services

Our team of renowned interventional cardiologists offers treatments and procedures for: 

        Obstructive coronary artery disease: balloon angioplasty, stent placement, rotational atherectomy, directional atherectomy, mechanical thrombectomy, and embolic protection

        Intravascular Ultrasound and FFR

        Stenotic valve disease: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), balloon valvuloplasty

        Mitral valve disease: minimally invasive mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement

        Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: alcohol septal ablation

        Peripheral artery disease, including obstructive carotid artery disease: balloon angioplasty, stent placement, and atherectomy


        Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale: non-surgical closure 

Information for Referring Physicians 

To schedule Catheterization Lab Procedures:
Phone: (212) 746-4644
Fax: (212) 746-8295

If you are a referring physician and wish to schedule your patient for a Cardiac Catheterization Admission, please complete the CATH Lab Intake Form and fax to (212) 746-8295. 

You may also contact our Intake office directly by calling (212) 746-4644 and speak to one of our intake staff for more information or assistance.

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our physicians with expertise in cardiac catheterization, you may:

  • Contact our physician offices directly by calling: (646) 962-5500 
  • If you already are an established patient:  You can request an appointment online, using Weill Cornell Connect. We will make every effort to contact you within 24 hours.

Our staff is here to help coordinate your care. They will provide you with information on our physicians, their areas of expertise and help arrange for your visit and other testing when appropriate.

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