The cath lab, also known as a catheter laboratory or cardiac catheterisation laboratory is a part of cardiac department. The lab at Shekhar Hospitalis the place where the tests and procedures including ablation, angiogram, angioplasty and implantation of pacemakers / ICDs are carried out. The Cath Lab has a team of different specialists, which is led by a cardiologist.
The procedures performed in a cardiac cath lab almost always involve tiny, flexible tubes, called catheters, which can be used instead of surgery, to access the heart and blood vessels. Special imaging equipment is used to see the arteries and check how well blood is flowing to and from the heart. This information helps the care team to diagnose and treat blockages and other problems in the arteries