Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
In 2002, a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
was established with half of the funding coming from charitable contributions.
This facility enabled physicians and technicians to perform diagnostic
procedures and offer treatment for several cardiac conditions. In addition
to angiography—a diagnostic process in which dye is injected into
the bloodstream so the heart and circulatory system can be viewed at work
in live x-ray like images— many problem areas identified can be
treated as well. Stents, angioplasty, and atherectomy are among the treatment
In 2005, a cardiovascular ultrasound for diagnosing ailments of the heart
and circulatory system was added through charitable support. This technology
is more precise and accurate than ever before thanks to continuing developments
and improvements in "imaging technology."" Cardiovascular
specialists now have the ability to see and study the heart and blood
vessels in amazing detail with several minimally invasive procedures."