A Catheterisation laboratory or cath -lab at Amcare Hospital is an examination room which is used to visualize the arteries of the heart and the chambers of the heart and treat any stenosis or abnormality found.
“Cardiac catheterization” is a general term for a group of procedures that are performed using this method, such as coronary angiography, as well as left ventricle angiography. Once the catheter is in place, it can be used to perform a number of procedures including angioplasty, PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) angiography, balloon septostomy, and an Electrophysiology study or Catheter ablation. A cath lab at Amcare Hospital is staffed by a team of different specialists led by a cardiologist. A cath lab shouldn’t be confused with an operating theatre, where you would have surgery such as a heart bypass operation, under a general anaesthetic.