Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
About Our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Ocean is an outpatient facility for high-risk, elective, cardiac diagnostic procedures. It is one of the area’s leading, state-of-the-art facilities, utilizing the latest equipment and technology. The lab’s cardiac imaging system has the capability to instantly transmit digital data and images to other Meridian hospitals and physicians’ offices.
Cardiac catheterization is “the” diagnostic tool which enables physicians to identify blockages in the blood vessels (coronary artery) that supply the heart. Additionally it is used to detect other heart-related diseases such as valve disease. During a cardiac catheterization procedure, digital X-ray images are taken of all the coronary arteries in the heart while other images are acquired that measure and show how hard the heart muscle is pumping. This is typically done by inserting thin plastic tubes (catheters) into the femoral artery (groin), but it may also be performed using your arm. Once the catheters are inserted towards the heart, contrast is injected into the coronary arteries, allowing the physician to identify on the X-ray if there are any blockages in the heart.
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Ocean Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Boulevard
Brick, NJ 08724
Hackensack Meridian Health Village
27 South Cooks Bridge Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
40 Bey Lea Road
Suite 203, Building C
Toms River, NJ 08753
To learn more about our Cardiac Care services, please call 732-836-4370.