The cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory at Saint Alphonsus is a state-of-the-art center treating patients throughout Idaho and eastern Oregon. All staff hold advanced certification as cardiovascular technologists in addition to their clinical training programs. The laboratory meets or exceeds clinical indicators established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, in conjunction with the Center for Medicare Services.
The cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory at Saint Alphonsus uses filmless digital acquisition technology. This is a significant technical advancement in cardiac data management. With a few keystrokes on the computer, physicians can review digital images of the patient's heart. Exams can also be viewed on a terminal in the operating room while the patient undergoes surgery. All digital images are stored indefinitely and can be retrieved and reviewed at any time.
Saint Alphonsus owns two of the most up-to-date cardiac imaging systems in the nation. One is specifically designed for cardiac and peripheral angiography, giving physicians image quality that is far superior to anything that has been available in the past. This allows physicians to be able to see and treat coronary lesions with more accuracy and precision, as well as reducing the amount of radiation for the patient.
The imaging equipment allows cardiologists to place the smaller devices more precisely within the coronary artery. It is a fitting companion for the advanced cardiac treatments being performed at Saint Alphonsus today. While both systems are very similar, one has the capability of doing all types of angiographic imaging in arteries throughout the body.
The cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory at Saint Alphonsus is located on the third floor of the North Tower Heart & Vascular Center.
Please call the Saint Alphonsus Heart & Vascular Center at 208-367-2700.