Providers at UF Health Cardiovascular Center – North include internationally recognized
physicians who are leaders in cardiac care, research and education. Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons,
as faculty of the University
of Florida Division of Cardiology – Jacksonville, participate in numerous
national and international clinical trials and offer accredited fellowship training
programs in cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and interventional cardiology.
UF Health offers fully integrated, comprehensive heart programs, including programs for coronary interventional, nuclear
cardiology, electrophysiology, non-invasive cardiology, peripheral interventional
procedures, structural heart disease and valve repair and replacement. UF Health Jacksonville is renowned for treating patients with complex diseases
and being on the forefront of advancing the science of interventional cardiology.
Using the most sophisticated equipment available, the center offers state-of-the-art
diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiac services. Many leading-edge interventional
therapies are offered in Northeast Florida only at the UF Health Cardiovascular
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Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The Interventional Cardiology Program at 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 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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