This procedure evaluates blood pressure and fluid levels in the heart and lungs. It's done specifically to:
A right heart catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure - this means that everything is done through a very small incision.
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UR Medicine Heart & Vascular is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer many procedures that are not available anywhere else in the region.
The first facility in the Rochester region to perform coronary stents and angioplasty, UR Medicine Heart & Vascular is part of a medical center that is actively involved in the latest research, allowing us to provide patients with the most advanced and safest procedures. Our doctors perform a high volume of many procedures, and research shows that centers which perform the highest volume of a procedure generally have the best outcomes.