State-of-the-Art Imaging and Treatment Technology for Cardiology Services

The Heart Hospital at St. Joseph's Cardiac Cath Lab is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular issues and diseases. Our team members are experts in disorders of the heart and are able to provide advanced diagnostic testing and interventional procedures to treat coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects and heart valve disease.

Advanced Technology in New Cardiac Catheterization Labs

The Heart Hospital has three catheterization labs equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and treatment technology, which allows physicians to effectively evaluate and treat patients they suspect have a cardiovascular disease. Our state-of-the-art flat plate detector imaging technology allows our cardiovascular experts to perform both cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures within the same setting.

A cardiac catheterization involves inserting a flexible, narrow plastic tube into a vein or artery in the upper leg or arm. The catheter passes through the blood vessel into a heart chamber or coronary artery. Special X-ray dye, called contrast, is injected to allow the doctor to see chambers, valves or coronary arteries in the heart on a monitor. X-rays are made, blood samples are taken and heart pressure is measured.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Transesophageal Echocardiology (TEE) 
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary, renal or peripheral angiography
  • Coronary anatomy and physiology assessment with intravascular ultrasound or fractional flow reserve

Interventional Procedures

  • Angioplasty and stenting for treatment of coronary artery disease
  • Atherectomy for plaque removal
  • Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) intervention
  • Congenital heart defects – PFO and ASD
  • Peripheral angioplasty and/or stenting
  • Balloon valvuloplasty to treat valve stenosis
  • Insertion of ventricular assist devices

Electrophysiology Procedures

Contact Us

For a physician referral to The Heart Hospital, call St. Joseph's/Candler Central Referral Office at (800) 622-6877.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000