Cath Lab – Pulse Cardiology Center
Cath Lab of the Pulse Cardiology Center, is open to patients who have cardiovascular problems. Cath Lab also serves patients with poor circulation in the legs or those who have suffered a stroke.
A team of doctors and medical staff trained to work in the Cath Lab performs all procedures in interventional cardiology, in order to diagnose cardiovascular diseases, provide therapy and the interventions themselves if necessary.
The number of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases in our country is increasing. The cause of death of every other person in Serbia is heart and blood vessel diseases, according to the Institute of Public Health “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut”. Of the approximately 1,000 patients with infarction and preinfarction, half require coronography.
Cath Lab equipment
A fully integrated vascular room has been set up at the Pulse Cardiology Center, combining surgical sterility and modern equipment and a connected workstation with a post-process and storage facility.
Significance of Cath Lab work
Opening and equipping the Cath Lab in the Pulse Cardiology Center for our patients means fast and clear diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Examinations and interventions are scheduled on the same day, without waiting, because when the cardiovascular interventions are delayed, the patient’s condition generally worsens (in the case of a heart attack, the most important thing is speed).
Short time from scheduling to procedure
We provide our services (from scheduling examinations to the intervention itself) to patients in the shortest possible time, which is completely contrary to the established practice in state hospitals, where thousands of patients are waiting for examinations and interventions.
In the Cath Lab of the Pulse Cardiology Center we successfully performs a large number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, both emergency and elective: coronary angiography, angiography of peripheral and visceral arteries, stent implantation, balloon angioplasty, pericardial puncture, implantation of a filter in the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism. , sclerosis of veins, implantation of pacemakers (pacemakers – temporary and permanent external conductors of heart rhythm), electrophysiological procedures, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation.
Risk factors for the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases
There are numerous risk factors that affect the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, primarily smoking, high blood pressure, overweight, physical inactivity, hereditary factor, high cholesterol and stress.
Today, we have all younger patients with acute coronary syndrome, and it is no longer uncommon to take care of patients younger than 30 who have had a heart attack.
Secondary prevention is very important for those who have survived a heart attack, so that something similar does not happen again. Recommendations for such patients are to modify their lifestyle, reduce their body weight, eat healthy, eat low-calorie foods, exercise regularly, and introduce salt restrictions (less than three grams a day). In addition to the application of healthy lifestyles, secondary prevention includes regular monitoring and the use of modern drugs that significantly improve the prognosis of patient survival.
How to make an appointment with an interventional cardiologist?
You can schedule your examination with the chosen cardiologist:
- by calling the call center of the Pulse Cardiology Center +381117555000
- if you are not from Serbia via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
After making an appointment and confirming the appointment, you will come to the hospital for an examination with all the medical documentation you have. You will be examined by a cardiologist who, after gathering detailed information, will make a treatment plan or request additional analyzes (blood picture, ultrasound, X-ray). The doctor immediately informs the patient about possible therapy, treatment or the necessary procedure. All interventions that we perform in the Cath Lab are performed within one hospital day.