Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory staff performs hundreds of cardiac catheterizations each year, offering:

  • Assessment for cardiomyopathy (constrictive versus restrictive)
  • Assessment for valve leakage or blockage
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Brachytherapy
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary artery stenting, including new drug-coated stents
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography
  • Diagnostic left and right heart catheterization
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Other interventional procedures, including rotational coronary atherectomy (Rotablator) and Angiojet
  • Use of distal embolization devices