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Cardiac Catheterization Lab

When a heart attack strikes, no other Valley hospital responds faster to restore blood flow to the heart and minimize permanent damage, than Saint Agnes Medical Center. With an average door-to-balloon time of 55 minutes − significantly better than the 90-minute national average − our skilled cardiologists and cardiac cath lab team are raising the bar for the most efficient treatment of heart attack patients. Recognizing this outstanding achievement, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) named Saint Agnes, among only three California hospitals, a Mentor Hospital for AMI (commonly known as heart attack).

And when it comes to specialized care of the heart, we're combining state-of-the-art imaging and catheterization for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease − performing more than 6,000 invasive cardiology procedures annually.

Services include:

  • Atherectomy (Rotablader)
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Carotid angiography
  • Carotid stent placement
  • Cardiac biopsies
  • Coronary angiogram (with radial or brachial access)
  • Coronary stent placements
  • Diagnostic left and right heart catheterizations
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Intracoronary thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Loop recorder implants
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Transtracheal ECHO
  • Transesophageal ECHO (TEE)
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Loop recorder implants
  • Cardiac biopsies

Electrophysiology services include:

  • Electrophysiology studies and ablations − 3-D Mapping with Biosense Webster Carto XP and St. Jude Medical ESI
  • Diagnostic electrophysiology
  • ICD placement
  • Permanent Pacemaker (PPM) placement
  • Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (Afib) and ventricular tachycardia (V-tach)


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