Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Pacemaker Clinic
Cardiac catheterization is used in the diagnosis of heart disorders and other abnormalities. The procedure involves the passage of a tiny plastic tube into the heart through a blood vessel. Samples of blood are withdrawn for testing, and blood pressure and cardiac output are measured. A contrast solution is injected into the heart's arteries to diagnose disease.
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Pacemaker Clinic provide diagnostics, therapies and interventions to people with cardiovascular disease. These services are provided by qualified technologists, RN's, technicians, and dedicated support staff.
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region has two Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, with one single plane and one bi-plane x-ray imaging units. These advanced diagnostic systems increase the simplicity, speed and safety of cardiac procedures. Advanced fibre optic networking and x-ray dose management technology provide cardiologists and surgeons with the diagnostic imaging needed to perform complicated procedures.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory services include:
- Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
- Interventional Cardiac Catheterization
- Temporary Pacing Lead Insertion
- Permanent Pace Maker Implants
- Cardiac Research
- Defibrillator Implants
Pacemaker Clinic services include:
- Permanent pacemaker assessment and programming
- Patient teaching
- Implantable defibrillator follow-up