WARSAW – Kosciusko Community Hospital’s cardiovascular catheterization laboratory (cath lab) is open and providing Warsaw and area residents with convenient, next-level diagnosis and treatment options closer to home.
A cardiac catheterization is a specialized study used to check the condition of the heart and coronary arteries, monitor the performance of the heart valves, and check for any defects. Patients receiving catheter-based procedures can benefit from shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision and less visible scarring. Cardiac and vascular procedures performed in a cath lab include heart catheterization, peripheral angiography, and port placement, among others.
“This minimally invasive technique can help to evaluate narrowed heart and peripheral arteries and ultimately determine timely next steps for patient care,” said Stephen Reed, MD, FACC, cardiologist, Lutheran Health Physicians, and Kosciusko Community Hospital Catheterization Lab Medical Director. “Our team of cardiologists and radiologists is expertly trained to provide services ranging from quality routine care to complex disease management for the Warsaw area.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Indiana, making early detection and ongoing management crucial. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease that affects blood flow throughout the body and can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.
“Having a local team experienced in everything from primary care services to more serious cardiovascular conditions is imperative for the community,” said Jae Dale, CEO, Kosciusko Community Hospital. “The cardiac catheterization lab expands the services we offer to the community, from prevention through more acute interventions.”
To fully optimize heart health, it is important to schedule annual physical exams with a primary care provider to detect unexpected issues or assess potential risk factors that may lead to a more serious condition. For some, risk factors such as family history, sex, or age can contribute to the development of various cardiovascular conditions. To find a primary care provider or to schedule an appointment, call (833) LHN-4YOU (833-546-4968) or visit https://www.lutheranhealthphysicians.com/scheduling.