Cardiac Catheterization

A quick peek into your heart's health

About cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat heart problems. It involves inserting a thin tube (catheter) into a blood vessel and guiding it to the heart. 

This procedure allows your doctor to examine your heart's structures, blood flow and function. Our teams use it to diagnose issues such as irregular heartbeats, chest pain, heart valve problems and congenital heart defects. 

Here's how our approach to cardiac catheterization stands above the rest:

  • Groundbreaking technology: We’re among the few hospitals nationwide with an advanced 4D computed tomography (CT) scanner embedded in our cath lab. 
  • Early detection: Using 4D CT allows us to detect heart problems at an earlier stage compared with traditional stress tests. Early detection enables timely intervention and better management of your heart health.
  • Efficient diagnosis and treatment: This technology allows us to not only identify the problem, but also treat it, in many cases. Instead of multiple appointments, you could be one and done — in as little as five hours.

And with cath labs in York, Ephrata, Gettysburg and Lebanon, we're helping ensure that you have access to convenient care.