Heart Center

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  • Cardiologists perform femoral and radial cardiac catheterization procedures as well as angioplasty, stent placement, rotoblade and thrombectomy.
  • The cardiac catheterization (cath) lab is a 24-hour, self-contained department in the Heart Center offering diagnosis, preparation, procedure and recovery all within the unit.
  • A 12-bed pre and post cath unit is adjacent to the caths labs for preparation and recovery.
  • Three laboratories serve as both diagnostic and treatment rooms, performing diagnostic and interventional procedures including stents and angioplasty. Over 7, 000 procedures were performed in 2011.

Radial vs Femoral Arterial Access

Electrophysiology Laboratory

  • An electrophysiology laboratory, with a 3-D mapping system and bi-plane fluoroscopy unit is used for implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Learn more about electrophysiology at Grand Strand Heart Center.

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