Cardiac Catherization Laboratory


Our technologically advanced Cardiac Catheterization Lab is located on the third floor of the hospital, adjacent to the Critical Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit. A comfortable family waiting room is available near the Lab where friends and family members of the patient may wait for the physician to discuss the test results. The Cardiac Cath Lab at Helen Keller Hospital provides the most advanced catheterization services available in Colbert County.

The Lab provides diagnostic testing and imaging of the patient's blood vessels. The following procedures are performed on a routine basis:

Left Heart Catheterization
Right Heart Catheterization
Temporary & Permanent Pacemaker Insertion
Carotid & Cerebral Angiography
Abdominal & Femoral Angiography
Renal Angiography
Inferior Venacavagram
Greenfield Filter Placement
Pulmonary Angiography
Mesentric Angiography
Insertion of Biliary Drainage Catheter
Insertion of Nephrostomy Drainage Catheter
Placement of Dialysis Catheters
Insertion Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Tilt Table Procedures
Elective Cardioversion
Facet Blocks