Cardiac catheterization offers precise evaluation of your heart’s blood vessels and pressures, determining when you need treatment and when you do not. We use cardiac catheterization to accurately diagnose the cause of heart-related symptoms, including chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, or any combination of these symptoms.
We perform 4,000 catheterizations each year. Stanford's heart doctors develop or help refine many heart tests and procedures, with several not widely available. Our sophisticated cardiac catheterization lab uses low-radiation, high-resolution digital equipment to maximize your safety and image quality. Our radial technique (through the wrist) improves comfort and reduces recovery time.