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 Cardiac Catheterization

 
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A Cardiac Catheterization, sometimes called a Coronary Angiogram, is a medical test used to find out if you have a heart condition. During this test, the heart doctor (cardiologist) puts a tube (called a catheter) into an artery in your upper thigh or arm. The doctor then guides the tube through one of your blood vessels, to your heart. Dye goes through the tube and into your arteries. The doctor can see if any of your arteries are blocked. This also helps the doctor to look at how well your heart and heart valves work.

If a blockage is identified, treatments may include medication, angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery.

Our Cardiac Catheterization rooms feature special tables, X-ray machines, television screens, and state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring and diagnostic equipment.

Location

Mississauga Hospital
100 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON
L5B 1B8

Directions to Cardiac Cath Lab Registration
From any entrance, make your way to the "J" elevator. Take the J elevator to "2R". The registration office will be on your left-hand side as you exit the elevator. If the registration clerk is busy with another patient, please take a seat in one of the chairs provided.

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