A “cath lab” is an examination room with imaging equipment that visualizes the blood vessels of the heart by passing a thin tube called a catheter through the arm, neck, or groin. The Bayshore Medical Center provides state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs for diagnostic testing and therapeutic intervention for patients who are at risk of, or who have experienced, cardiac diseases or vascular diseases. Procedures performed in our cath labs include:

  • Peripheral angioplasty and stenting
  • Peripheral and coronary atherectomy
  • Ablations
  • Mechanical thombectomy coronary and peripheral vascular blood clots
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/angioplasty (PCI)
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Radial artery access
  • High-risk carotid artery stenting
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) endovascular repair
  • Deep venous thrombectomy with stenting of illiac veins
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter placements
  • Direct tibial artery access

Vascular interventions are also performed in the vascular labs for conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and venous insufficiency. At the Bayshore Medical Center, procedures include:

  • Echocardiograms
  • Stress echo testing
  • Venous mapping
  • Carotid flow evaluation
  • Transcranial doppler
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound