About the service
The cardio catheter lab carries out inpatient and outpatient cardiac procedures, with a consultant cardiologist.
Cardiac catheterisation is an invasive diagnostic procedure that provides important information about the structure and function of the heart.
It usually involves taking X-rays of the heart’s arteries (coronary arteries) using a technique called coronary angiography or arteriography.
- Trans Oesophageal Echos (T.O.E.s)
- loop recorders
- permanent pacemakers
- temporary pacing wires
- coronary angiograms
- pericardial drains
We are a small department next to main theatres, which has a multi-use operating theatre area where cardiac procedures are carried out.
Every day we have a team which consists of:
- Cath Lab nurse
- Auxiliary Nurse from Ward 8 (Cardiology)
- Cardiac Physiologist
- Consultant Cardiologist, who may also have a cardiology registrar working with them
Service opening times
The service operates Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 16:00.