Heart Catheterization

Caring for the heart

Skillful Heart Catheterization

A Common Procedure Performed by Cardiologists

Commonly used to remove blockages from the cardiac vessels around the heart during a heart attack, the process of cardiac catheterization is a procedure completed frequently by Dr. Collins of Collins Cardiology. This method can also be used to perform angioplasty, stent insertion, or minor heart surgical procedures.

To schedule an appointment with our cardiologist, call the Douglas office at 912-384-6276 or any of our five locations at 888-708-6577.

Heart Catheterization Procedure

To begin, the doctor will apply anesthesia to a localized area and make a small incision in your groin, arm, or neck. A tapered tube, called a sheath, will be inserted into your blood vessel to guide a flexible wire through the vessel to your heart. A live moving x-ray of your chest will help to guide the physician to complete the procedure as indicated.

Pre-Procedure and Post-Procedure Instructions

As with all invasive procedures, a certain amount of care must be taken to ensure that the risk involved is minimized. Our office staff will ensure that you have been thoroughly briefed on how to prepare for your catheterization procedure.

Afterward, a detailed post-procedure care plan will be explained to you. While you may be held overnight for monitoring, many patients can be released to their homes several hours after the procedure.
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888-708-6577

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 912-384-6276
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