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The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Regency Specialist Hospital is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of cardiac care treatments in a comfortable and cosy environment. Using advanced cardiac imaging technology such as 64-slice CT scanner and echoardiogram, quick and accurate diagnoses of heart diseases can be achieved.
Our team of dedicated expert cardiologists, radiologists, specialty-trained nurses, as well as medical and radiology technologists perform diagnostic and coronary, peripheral and congenital interventional procedures for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiac catheterisation is a procedure used to diagnose a variety of disorders of the heart such as valve abnormalities or coronary artery disease.
During cardiac catheterisation, other tests may be done and these include tests that:
Coronary Angiography or Coronary Arteriography is the most common cardiac catheterisation procedure performed in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory. This procedure which involves the injection of special contrast media (dye) into the coronary artery can show whether you have coronary artery disease.
Other treatments for coronary artery disease may be done using cardiac catheterisation:
Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you are experiencing:
If you have signs of heart disease, this procedure helps the doctor identify the precise problem by revealing areas that have been narrowed or blocked by the fatty build-up of plague. Early detection and treatment can help you lower the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
A long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm or groin and gradually threaded into your heart. A special dye that shows up in X-rays may be injected through the catheter to help the doctor pinpoint the severity of the blockage.
The cardiologist will use special imaging equipment to view the catheter as it is threaded towards the heart. Once inside the heart, high resolution x-ray pictures are taken to provide accurate and prompt diagnosis and treatment of any heart problems, if needed.
Before having cardiac catheterisation:
A cardiac catheterisation takes at least an hour, after which you will remain lying down for 2 to 12 hours.
Generally, cardiac catheterisation is safe. Most of the side effects are minor such as temporary bruising of the area where the catheter had been inserted. You should discuss the risks and benefits thoroughly with your doctor before having the procedure.
Ground Floor, Regency Specialist Hospital
Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday
Available on “On Call” basis after operating hours
Tel : +607 381 7700 (ext. 5152)