Cardiac Cath Lab

Our Cardiac Cath Lab provides fluoroscopic and angiographic services for seven Cardiologists, two Radiologists and a Gastroenterologist.

These Consultants utilise session times on a weekly roster system, generally between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. An on-call service is also provided Monday to Friday until midnight.

Bookings are made through the Wakefield Heart Centre or through the Cardiac Cath Lab Charge Nurse.

Services

  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Coronary angioplasty/ stenting
  • Right and Left Heart studies
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Reveal Recorder implantations and removals
  • Insertion of intra-aortic balloons
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasties
  • Renal Denervations
  • Pelvic and femoral arteriograms / angioplasty / stenting
  • Arch and carotid arteriograms/ angioplasty / stenting
  • Renal arteriograms / angioplasty / stenting 
  • Hepatic arteriograms
  • Discograms
  • Treatment of vascular anomalies
  • Ovarian vein embolisations
  • Biliary dilatation/ drainage / stenting
  • Portacath insertions 
  • Biopsies
  • Esophageal dilatation / stenting
  • Pericardial taps
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closures
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closures
  • Fistula Embolisations
  • Ureteric Stenting.

Generally patients are admitted on an in-patient basis to the Hospital. However, those procedures not requiring arterial access are often done as outpatients. Patients may be self-paying, insured or contract patients.

The laboratory is staffed by specialist Interventional Nurses, Medical Radiation Technologists and Cardiac Technologists.