Catheterization Laboratory or Cath Lab is a room specially indicated to carry out test and treat cardiac related problems.
As for the newly built Cath Lab at Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH), it is equipped with the Philips Azurion System which was brought in from the Netherlands. Through this system, heart related disease can be treated well. Specialist will be able to detect, provide and identify other complications found in the arteries.
How Is Cardiovascular Disease Being Diagnosed?
To diagnose cardiovascular disease, our cardiologist will perform a series of tests and evaluations. They may also use some of these tests to screen you for cardiovascular disease before you develop noticeable symptoms.
Symptoms of heart problem can include:
- Slow or fast heartbeat
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Non Invasive Tests
- Transthoracic Echocardiogram
- Stress Test
- Chest X-Ray
- Cardiac CT Scan
- 24 Hours Holter Monitoring
Invasive Treatment and Procedures
- Coronary Angiogram (CAG)
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Peripheral Angiogram
- Insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
- Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
- Temporary Pacemaker Insertion