Lake Regional offers full-service adult cardio-thoracic and vascular treatment. Procedures available at Lake Regional include the following.
- Aneurysm screening and treatment
- Cardiac stenting
- Cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) placement
- Coronary artery bypass
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Digital cardiac catheterization
- Pacemaker placement
- Peripheral stenting
- Peripheral vascular evaluation
- Rotational atherectomy (plaque removal)
Lake Regional’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab meets nationally recognized standards and features state-of-the-art equipment necessary to find and treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. The lab is the first in the state to acquire flex vision technology, which provides the best imaging quality available.
The most common procedure performed in our lab is cardiac catheterization to diagnose heart disease. This procedure allows your physician to see the vessels that surround your heart. If an abnormality is detected, several treatment options may be considered. Your cardiologist will determine which treatment is best based on your needs and condition.
Other procedures performed in the Cath Lab include balloon angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, and stent, pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator placement, as well as several procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of vascular issues.
Open Heart Surgery
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery, often called open heart surgery, treats blocked heart arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to the heart muscles. Lake Regional is equipped to perform this procedure if it is determined you need surgery to treat heart disease.
Typically, the surgeon takes arteries or veins from other parts of the body, called grafts, and uses them to re-route the blood around the clogged artery. A patient may need one, two, three or more bypass grafts, depending on how many arteries are blocked.
Open heart surgery patients are cared for by our highly skilled staff. Our cardio-thoracic surgeons perform open heart surgery, as well as vascular and thoracic surgeries. Following open heart surgery or other cardiac procedures, patients recover in the Cardiac Care Unit, located with the ICU on the hospital’s first floor.