Are you at risk? Heart disease is the top killer for men and women. Know your risk factors and know where to go if you think you’re having a heart attack. Crittenden Regional Hospital is equipped with the latest cardiac imaging technology and equipment to help physicians assess your heart condition. We also perform many of the most advanced cardiac procedures including catheterizations and peripheral and endovascular procedures. If you have concerns about the health of your heart, stop worrying and do something.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
The cardiac catheterization lab (CCL) is both a diagnostic and interventional facility. The CCL provides the technology and highly trained staff to perform cardiovascular; invasive radiological; endovascular & peripheral vascular (blood vessel/circulatory) procedures.
Over the past 30 years the CCL has evolved into a cost effective approach to expedient diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (coronary artery blockages) or neurovascular disease (carotid artery narrowing or blockages), that can cause strokes; renal artery narrowing/ blockages, which often causes malignant hypertension; peripheral artery disease (lower extremities-legs/ feet), which left untreated, could lead to amputation.
A dedicated staff with more than 60 years combined experience and a state of the art laboratory provide the best vascular care in Eastern Arkansas. All of our efforts are patient-centered and technically sound. We not only provide assistance to cardiologists, but also radiologists and surgeons, in minimally invasive procedures.
We provide both out-patient and in-patient services. Before any procedure is begun, patients and their families are educated on the upcoming process and encouraged to ask questions about their care.
We are a knowledgeable, dedicated and compassionate healthcare team. Some of the procedures performed are coronary angiography; peripheral & endovascular angiography (angioplasty or stenting, if needed); Khyphoplasty (repair of fractured vertebra); Renal angioplasty or stenting; Atherectomy (rotational ‘drill’ opening’) of calcified leg arteries; Uterine Fibroid Embolization (process to shrink painful fibroids in women)
Today, most of these procedures require only a tiny needle stick and recovery time is much quicker.