Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

The Interventional Cardiology Program at the UF Health Cardiovascular Center – North has invested in the most advanced diagnostic equipment to assist our team in determining the best possible treatment plan for you as quickly as possible. Our highly trained physicians and staff provide compassionate cardiac care in a state-of-the-art environment.

Cardiac Catheterization

This test can measure the blood pressure within your heart and how much oxygen is in your blood. It's also used to get information about the pumping ability of the heart muscle. You'll be given a mild sedative before the test to help you relax as well as a local anesthetic. Then a slender, flexible tube will be inserted into the groin area, where your thigh meets your abdomen, and directed to the heart. Once the catheter is in place, contrast material is injected and pictures are taken, allowing your physician to see images of the inside of your heart. The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art digital cardiac catheterization lab.

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