Cath and Vascular Labs

Providing "minimally invasive" catheter-based treatment of heart diseases, our interventional cardiologists are Board-Certified in interventional cardiology procedures performed in a state-of-the-art cardiovascular lab. The lab will accommodate all cardiac exams as well as any Peripheral Vascular intervention or Interventional Radiology procedures. Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s Catheterization Lab supports the entire region and is available 24/7 for interventional procedures.

For more information please contact Carson Tahoe Cardiology at (775) 445-7650 

Catheterization Lab

A Cardiac “Cath” (sometimes known as a Coronary Angiogram) is a minimally invasive procedure for identifying possible problems with your Coronary Arteries, Heart Valves, and other heart related problems both mechanical and electrical. During a cath, a thin plastic tube, called a catheter, is inserted into a blood vessel in your groin or arm. The catheter is guided up toward your heart. A special dye is injected into the catheter so X-rays can show if you have any artery blockage or other heart problems. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab also performs Pacemaker Implants, Implantable Defibrillators, and Implantable Event Recorders.

Vascular Lab

The Vascular Lab is the only lab in the entire region that uses a combination of Fluoroscopy (continuous real time X-ray) digital subtraction and CT technology. This new technology allows us to perform 3D images of most blood vessels, organs, and the entire spinal process. Common procedures done in the vascular labs are angiograms, placing tubes or catheters in patients, shrinking or destroying tumors by cutting off their blood supply or in some cases infusing chemo-therapy drugs directly into the tumors, fixing varicose veins, numerous procedures for relieving pain and repairing problems to the spine, minimally invasive repair of Aortic Aneurysms, and  repairing internal bleeding problems.  Basically the Vascular Lab can perform most minimally invasive procedures.


Take a Tour

 Heart Catheterization Lab

Take a tour of our state-of-the-art Cath/Vascular Lab. Learn more about the Five-Star Carson Tahoe Heart Institute and the cardiac services we provide. A video from Annette Patellos, Director of Cardiac Services, explains some of the many ways we save lives everyday.