Hybrid catheterization lab (cath lab) procedures
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers the state's only pediatric hybrid catheterization lab. This lab allows our doctors to guide a catheter through a vein to take a closer look at the heart. With our hybrid technology, catheterizations can be performed alongside surgical procedures. This allows us to provide safer, more effective care than standard cath labs.
Our pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists perform more than 450 cath lab procedures each year, including closing some heart defects. We regularly diagnose and repair heart problems in the cath lab.
Cath lab procedures may be performed to: