Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure that ASC of The Heart Institute in Las Cruces, use to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions.
During cardiac catheterization, a long narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein in your groin, neck, or arm. This catheter is threaded through your blood vessel until it reaches your heart.
Our doctors perform a heart cath study by inserting a cath into the blood vessels of the groin area or neck and navigating through the blood vessels to the heart. They inject contrast dye through the catheter and uses X-ray imaging to take pictures as the dye moves through the heart. They can watch blood flow through the heart to find any abnormalities in the heart muscle, heart valves and vessels
Our doctors at ASC of The Heart Institute in Las Cruces have extensive experience diagnosing and treating congenital heart defects.Request an Appointment