Rutland Regional’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab provides the advanced diagnostic technology needed to find heart, artery and valve blockages, as well as other circulatory and cardiac problems.
Specialized minimally invasive procedures such as diagnostic coronary angiogram are performed by board-certified interventional cardiologists. Board-certified general surgeons who specialize in vascular surgery also use the lab to treat varicose veins, perform femoral bypass and other minimally invasive vascular surgery procedures.
Cardiologists also use the lab to implant pacemakers. These small devices, inserted under the skin in the chest, help arrhythmia and heart failure patients maintain a healthy heart rate and rhythm.
Patients who need stents, defibrillators or bypass surgery are referred or transported to partner hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care.