St. Vincent’s Private Hospital perform all invasive diagnostic or interventional procedures in our Cardiac Catheterisation Lab (Cath Lab).
Patients referred to the Cardiac Cath Lab will be admitted under the care of a Consultant Cardiologist, who will perform all invasive diagnostic or interventional procedures. There is no need for patients to bring referral documentation on the day of the procedure.
Intravascular ultrasound is used to visualise the internal walls of the coronary artery in order to determine how narrow the vessel is at various points. It may also be used to assess an existing stent for restenosis or to check that a stent is appropriately deployed.
For further information, visit our Cardiology Department.