Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Catheterization

Does your heart sometimes skip a beat or flutter unexpectedly? Cardiac catheterization allows doctors to diagnose and sometimes treat heart conditions more precisely. This procedure can alleviate your worries and provide clear pathways to better health. If you're exploring options for heart care, reach out to Capitol Cardiology Associates. With our state-of-the-art facilities and expert cardiac specialists, we ensure that you receive top-tier diagnostic care. Our team is here to guide you through each step of the process.

What Happens During a Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is typically performed while you are awake, though sedatives may be given to help you relax. It starts with a small incision, usually in the groin or wrist, where your heart doctor will insert a catheter, which is carefully guided through the blood vessel to the heart under the direction of real-time X-rays. Once the catheter is in place, the doctor can perform a variety of diagnostic tests. One common test is angiography, where a special dye is used to make the blood vessels of your heart visible on X-rays. These images help physicians assess the presence of heart disease, blockages, and other conditions. The catheter can also measure blood pressure and how much oxygen the blood contains. This information is important for accurate diagnosis and planning effective treatment.

Post-Procedure Care for Best Outcomes

After cardiac catheterization, ensuring a smooth and safe recovery is a priority. Although the procedure generally has a quick recovery time, with many patients going home the same day, there are essential steps to follow. Initially, you'll lie flat for several hours to prevent bleeding from the catheter insertion site. Our care team will monitor your heart rate and blood pressure, along with the insertion site, for signs of bleeding or swelling. Post-procedure care doesn't end when you leave the hospital. You'll receive detailed instructions about activity levels, medication, and signs of potential complications. We also recommend follow-up appointments to monitor your heart health and ensure that the benefits of the procedure are long-lasting. 

How Cardiac Catheterization Assists in Diagnosing Heart Diseases

Cardiac catheterization allows doctors to confirm the presence of disease and also to evaluate the severity of the condition. This procedure is instrumental in planning interventions, whether they involve medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery. In some cases, catheterization can also treat the heart problem; for instance, during the procedure, balloon angioplasty or stent placement can be performed to open up narrowed arteries. This versatility makes cardiac catheterization important for cardiac care. It provides detailed and accurate heart assessments that are less invasive than traditional surgical methods. 

Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization

Do You Need Cardiac Catheterization?

At Capitol Cardiology Associates, we understand that the thought of undergoing cardiac catheterization can be intimidating. However, with our team, advanced technologies, and commitment to compassionate care, we strive to make your experience as comfortable and informative as possible. We are dedicated to empowering our patients, and we know that proactively addressing heart health can transform your life. Schedule your consultation with one of our experienced cardiologists today, and take the first step toward a healthier heart.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair