For patients with coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease, surgery is not always a preferred option. Advocate Christ Medical Center offers patients the experience that comes with performing more than 5,000 interventional procedures each year in our cardiac catheterization labs.
Our four labs offer a full range of coronary and peripheral interventions, from angioplasty and stents to closing holes in hearts. Any approved intervention is available in our catheterization labs.
As with all of our programs and services, physician leaders in our catheterization labs are committed to best practices through benchmarking excellence. Our nurses monitor patients from the moment they enter the door through discharge. This allows us to constantly improve and provide the most appropriate care to patients every time. For example, we exceed the JCAHO standard of 90 minutes for ER entry to arterial opening.
To learn more about interventional procedures available at Christ Medical Center, see our frequently asked questions about cardiac catheterization.