The Catheterization Laboratory, also known as the Cath Lab, at Glenfield Mallareddy Brain Heart Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that is dedicated to diagnosing and treating a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. With its advanced imaging technology and a team of highly skilled cardiologists, the Cath Lab offers various interventional procedures aimed at improving cardiac health and enhancing the overall well-being of patients.
One of the key procedures performed in the Cath Lab is cardiac catheterization. This minimally invasive procedure involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into the blood vessels leading to the heart. Using real-time imaging technology, such as fluoroscopy and angiography, the cardiologists can visualize the heart's structures and blood flow. This allows for the accurate diagnosis of conditions such as coronary artery disease, valve abnormalities, and congenital heart defects.
The Cath Lab is also equipped to perform angioplasty, a procedure that is often used to treat blocked or narrowed arteries. During angioplasty, a small balloon is inflated at the site of the blockage, opening up the artery and restoring normal blood flow. In some cases, a stent, a tiny mesh tube, may be placed to help keep the artery open and prevent reblockage.
Electrophysiology studies are another vital component of the Cath Lab's services. These studies evaluate the electrical activity of the heart and are used to diagnose and treat various rhythm disorders. By mapping the heart's electrical pathways and identifying abnormal rhythms, the cardiologists can develop personalized treatment plans, which may include medications, catheter ablation, or implantable devices like pacemakers or defibrillators.
At Glenfield Mallareddy Brain Heart Hospital, the Cath Lab team is committed to delivering personalized care to each patient. They understand that every individual is unique and requires an individualized approach to their diagnosis and treatment. The team collaborates closely with patients, discussing their medical history, symptoms, and concerns, to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment options.
The Cath Lab's commitment to excellence extends to patient safety as well. The team adheres to strict protocols and guidelines to minimize risks and complications associated with the procedures. Patient comfort and well-being are prioritized throughout the entire process, and comprehensive post-procedure care and follow-up are provided to monitor patients' progress and address any concerns.