Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure that Dr. Lookman Lawal at Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in El Paso, TX , use to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions.
During cardiac catheterization, a long narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein in your groin, neck, or arm. This catheter is threaded through your blood vessel until it reaches your heart.
Our doctors perform a heart cath study by inserting a cath into the blood vessels of the groin area or neck and navigating through the blood vessels to the heart. They inject contrast dye through the catheter and uses X-ray imaging to take pictures as the dye moves through the heart. They can watch blood flow through the heart to find any abnormalities in the heart muscle, heart valves and vessels.
The team at Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in El Paso, TX along with Dr. Lookman Lawal have extensive experience diagnosing and treating congenital heart defects.
At Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, as a cardiology clinic, we diagnose and treat patients with various types of arrhythmias. As a Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic, we specialize in treating irregular heart beats, and are dedicated to helping our patients get the necessary care that they need for a healthy heart!Dr. Lookman Lawal MD, FACC, FHRS Contact Us / Request an Appointment