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<div class="ExternalClassC379C702454442C4B5ED9B23D97B9812"><p>The Cardiac Cathlab provides angiography, angioplasty, and electrophysiology procedures as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implants.</p><p>X-Ray Angiography is a diagnostic method used to identify issues in coronary circulation, heart function and to assess pulmonary hypertension. </p><p>Angioplasty is the process of treatment using balloons and specialized metal tubes (stents) to open blockages. </p><p>Electrophysiology procedures are used to diagnose and treat electrical problems from within the heart.</p><p>Defibrillator and pacemaker devices are implanted with x-ray guidance into the heart. These help control abnormal heart rates and rhythms.</p><p>Learn more on the <a href="http://cathlab.vch.ca/" target="_blank">VGH Cathlab website</a>. </p></div>899 West 12th Avenue(604) 875-5142<div class="ExternalClass51D838CA6B054303A001F6CC8335C179"><p>Monday - Friday</p><p>6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.</p></div>(604) 875-4125V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClassDC813E174A65423BB6A2762445A8BA4B">.</div>49.261616,-123.12391130000003<div class="ExternalClassAFC0A5F8FFDE46E3BAEECDBB618E64CA"><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana, tahoma, verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">A referral from a cardiologist or internist is required. </span></p><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana, tahoma, verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">An information booklet, "Preparing for a Coronary Angiogram or Angioplasty," will be sent via mail to the client once the procedure date is booked. When appointment is confirmed, a booking clerk will send a requisition for a blood test to the lab closest to the client. The blood test needs to be performed prior to the procedure date.</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE174B2930A2B4A8598A038A758437E51"><p><a href="http://cathlab.vch.ca/" target="_blank">VGH Cathlab website</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.heartandstroke.ca/">Canadian Heart & Stroke Association</a></p></div>Ground floor - Station 7Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

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