Whether for diagnosis or treatment of heart conditions, Glendale
Adventist Medical Center's cardiac catheterization labs offer state-of-the-art
services. GAMC's labs and surgical suites have been designed to reduce x-ray dose to
patients while providing physicians with the clearest images
Our cath lab services include treatment for the following conditions.
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart catheterization (angiogram, angioplasty) - Allows your cardiologist to see inside the vessels of your
Intravascular ultrasound - Gives an even more
detailed picture of the heart vessels.
Interventional radiology - Provides diagnosis and
treatment without major surgery.
Angiojet - Vacuums out clots in coronary and
PTCA (angioplasty) - Uses a tiny inflatable balloon to remove plaque
build-up and open blocked arteries.
Directional atherectomy - Collects and removes
deposits that have attached to coronary artery walls.
Stent implantation - Places a permanent wire
mesh frame inside the artery to hold it open following
Heart Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment
Electrophysiology studies - Diagnoses
abnormalities in the rhythm of the heart.
Ablation - Cures certain types of heart rhythm
Pacemaker implantation - Helps keep the heart
rhythm steady and normal.
- Automatic implantable cardioverter
defibrillator - Delivers an electric shock to stabilize the heart's
rhythm whenever a built-in sensor detects a dangerous
Watch the video below to learn more about our cath lab with Dr. Harry Balian.
For a referral to a GAMC cardiologist or electrophysiologist, call (818) 409-8100.