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Cardiac Catheterization Lab

close-up view of cardiac catheter

The Cardiac Catheterization (Cardiac Cath) Lab, located on the second floor at Palmetto Health Baptist, uses state of the art technology to obtain cardiac images unsurpassed anywhere in the country. We offer inpatient and outpatient services including:

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE is a study performed with an ultrasound probe inside a patient's esophagus to visualize cardiac structures. The heart's valves, walls and chambers can be evaluated to determine the presence of intracardiac masses or clots.)
  • Tilt table testing (a test performed to determine the causes of fainting)
  • Cardioversion (a procedure perfromed to correct irregular heart rhythms)
  • Pericardiocentesis (a procedure performed to drain excess fluid from the sack surrounding the heart)

Baptist Cath Lab

Quality and safety are important to us, so our entire Cath Lab staff is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our Cardiac Cath Lab is a fine example of how Palmetto Health Baptist combines the latest medical technology with compassion to provide the highest quality in patient care.

EKG/EEG Department

The EKG/ EEG Department  offers inpatient and outpatient  services including:

  • EKG (electrocardiogram-a study of the electrical activity of the heart)
  • EEG (a study of the electrical activity of the brain)
  • Holter Monitoring (a study of the electrical activity of the heart obtained via a small recording device worn by a patient for a period of time)
  • Stress Testing (a study to determine the presence of coronary artery disease)
  • King of Hearts Monitoring

Our state-of-the-art EKG technology enables physicians to compare a patient's prior EKGs to their current EKG, allowing for the best information about cardiac changes and heart health. The digital Holter monitors we use can be read far more quickly than older analog Holter monitors, which gives physicians rapid access to their patient's cardiac information.

Cardiovascular Imaging

Locations:
1301 Taylor Street, across from Palmetto Health Baptist
Palmetto Health Parkridge, 190 Parkridge Drive, Suite 102-G

Palmetto Health Baptist Cardiovascular Imaging has attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. They received accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory meets or exceeds the ICAVL standards for vascular testing.

Cardiovascular Imaging provides non-invasive diagnostic imaging services to patients of referring physicians. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to provide optimal images for our patients and ordering physicians. Services include:

  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Non-invasive arterial exams on the upper and lower extremities
  • Non-invasive venous exams on the upper and lower extremities
  • Carotid doppler exams