Interventional cardiology uses non-surgical methods to treat heart conditions. They are often catheter-based (small tubes inserted into the arteries and guided to the heart) procedures that open blocked arteries to improve blood flow to the heart. TMC offers a wide range of non-surgical, interventional cardiac care services including heart catheterization and electrophysiology performed by cardiologists working as a team with registered nurses and technologists.
Our Cardiac Catheterization Electrophysiology Suite, commonly called the Cath Lab, is a highly complex, technical area where most cardiac diagnostics and interventional invasive cardiac procedures are performed.
The Cath Lab Suite at TMC consists of five catheterization rooms including a state-of-the-art Stereotaxis Electrophysiology Suite. The Cath Lab is equipped to perform assessment of total heart function including the evaluation of coronary artery disease, electrophysiology/ablation procedures, as well as many other therapeutic procedures.
If you have a visit to the Cath Lab scheduled, please read the general procedure instructions below and watch the video to help ensure that your visit will be short and comfortable and you know what to expect.
Tucson Medical Center offers a Structural Heart Program that makes us a one-stop institution for patients with advanced or complex structural heart disease. We provide innovative care with a team of physicians from a range of specialties that work together with the patient to evaluate and come up with the best treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome.
This program focuses on minimally invasive treatments for patients who cannot go through traditional open heart surgery. In addition to an advanced team of specialists, TMC provides access to some of the most advanced technology available.