Cardiac catheterization interventional procedures are available to help treat an array of diagnoses such as blocked arteries, hypertension, leg pain or claudication. Interventional procedures include Balloon Angioplasty, Stent placement and Peripheral Angiograms. Most interventions are performed as same day procedures, allowing patients to return home later that day. In addition, the Cardiac Catheterization Labs at both St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center offer Carotid Artery Stenting, an effective treatment to prevent stroke for patients with carotid artery blockage, as an alternative treatment for high surgical-risk patients.
Our patients are admitted directly to our recovery area where they will be prepared for their procedure. Heated blankets keep them warm and comfortable, while beautiful lighted ceiling murals over each bed provide a source of relaxation. Family members are welcome to stay with their loved ones during the entire pre- and post-procedure periods.