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Cardiac Catheterization

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (cath lab) consists of six state of the art cardiac labs that perform over 6,800 diagnostic and intervention procedures each year.

Procedures performed in the lab include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent placement (bare metal and drug eluting)
  • Angiojet
  • Brachytherapy
  • Coronary ultrasound
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Electrophysiology Studies/Cordiac mapping  
  • Ablation
  • Automatic internal cardiac defibrillator implantation (AICD’s)

The labs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide access to care when our patients need it.

Excellent Outcomes

Together our expert team of doctors, nurses and technologists offer the regions best outcomes including among the best survival rates and lowest mortality rates in the region (http://www.health.state.ny.us/). Additionally Rochester General Hospital (RGH) has been awarded the Premier Award for Quality for its care of Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attacks) patients and was identified in the Fall 2003 issue of “Money Magazine” as being among the top 25 BEST hospitals in the nation for the treatment of heart attacks.

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital has also been identified as a Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital in the country nine times by Thomson/Solucient, a leading healthcare data source (http://www.100tophospitals.com/).  Rochester General is the only hospital in the region to have achieved this prestigious distinction.

For more information, contact The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at (585) 922-5661.