Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Catawba Valley Medical Center Heart Catheterization Lab
Cardiologists perform vital procedures in our state-of-the-art cath lab.
The physicians use catheterization procedures to perform diagnostic heart
catherterization as well as balloon angioplasties and stenting of the
Dr. Luke Byrnes became the first in the area to perform a radial heart
catheterization procedure, in which the catheter is inserted through the
wrist rather than the leg. For many patients, this option can provide
a more comfortable procedure and faster recovery.
Care for Heart Rhythm Conditions
Cardiologists perform vital procedures in our state-of-the-art Electrophysiology
lab, such as
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillation (ICD) for fast rhythms
- Bi-Ventricular (BIV) pacing for heart failure
- Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) to detect life-threatening rhythms
- Pacemaker insertion for slow heart rhythms
- Electrophysiology studies (EPS) to help find where an abnormal heartbeat
is coming from
- Cardiac ablation corrects an abnormal heart rhythm
- 3D Heart Mapping creates a 3D map of a patient’s heartbeat
Inpatient/Critical Care Unit
Inpatient Critical Care Unit
For heart patients admitted to the hospital, our nursing staff provides
attentive, around-the-clock monitoring and treatment.
Heart Failure Access Clinic
Catawba Valley Cardiology is offering a program specifically dedicated to heart failure management.
This innovative program provides an early access clinic for patients experiencing
heart failure symptoms. The clinic, which is operated Monday through Friday,
offers an alternative to an emergency room visit for patients with minor
heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling.
Cardiac Device Clinic
Dawn Benfield, CVMC Pacemaker Nurse
Catawba Valley Cardiology offers a device clinic providing experienced pacemaker and defibrillator
follow up care. Dawn Benfield is our pacemaker nurse with over 10 years
of experience and is a Heart Rhythm Society certified cardiac device specialist.
This clinic accepts most insurances including Humana and our pricing is
very competitive. Catawba Valley Cardiology has quick, simple in and out
services with the ease and comfort of an office atmosphere.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program in our Center for Rehabilitation provides education and a closely-monitored
exercise routine through our Center for Rehabilitation for those diagnosed
with pulmonary disease or recovering from cardiac surgery or other cardiac events.