Cardiac catheterization involves the injection of contrast dye in order to take detailed images of the heart and cardiac arteries. Duke has been a leader in catheter-based intervention for valvular heart disease for more than 20 years.
Duke Heart Center offers one of the country’s largest and most experienced diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization programs -- and patients and families consistently rank Duke's cardiac catheterization program among the top performers in a national patient-satisfaction survey.
Using a variety of imaging techniques, Duke cath labs perform more than 15,000 diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral procedures every year.
Duke Heart Center serves as a regional referral center, offering patients and referring physicians immediate, 24/7 access to experienced interventional cardiologists.
A national leader in percutaneous interventions (such as balloon angioplasty and stenting) for acute myocardial infarction, Duke’s interventional cardiology program also offers percutaneous mitral-valve repair.
The program also houses the Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Clinic, one of only a few dedicated programs of its kind in the Southeast. Our clinicians evaluate and treat hundreds of patients each year with therapies that include medication, surgery, and catheter-based alcohol septal ablation.
Duke also provides diagnostic cardiac catheterizations at community hospitals through a mobile catheterization program called HeartCare.
We currently offer mobile cardiac catheterization services in two nearby communities in affiliation with:
For more information, patients may ask their local primary care physician or cardiologist or call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
To make an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
Physicians offering this service include: