The award-winning Bon Secours Heart Disease Center quickly evaluates and treats patients experiencing heart disease with a full range of treatment options, from medical management to advanced interventions.
We offer the latest treatment options including radial artery cardiac catheterization, a new minimally invasive diagnostic technique that decreases the complications associated with traditional groin access. The Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute has cardiac catheterization facilities at three Bon Secours hospitals in the Richmond area.
Cardiac catheterization – Cardiac catheterization is a nonsurgical procedure performed in a catheterization laboratory (cath lab) where a narrow tube is inserted into an artery, which allows the cardiologist to do angioplasty, stent placement and plaque removal.
Angioplasty (PTCA, PCI) – Angioplasty opens a blood vessel by inflating a small balloon inside it. The balloon compresses the fatty plaque that made the vessel narrow.
Stent placement – A stent is a small metal coil or tube that is placed in a narrowed artery to hold it open.
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) – Bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), is a commonly performed heart surgery where a vein graft is used to bypass a coronary artery that is narrowed or blocked to restore normal blood flow.