Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital unveils newly renovated $2 million cardiac catheterization lab

Carondelet Health Network recently celebrated the re-opening of its newly renovated state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization (cath) lab at Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, once again marking investment in its commitment to advancing patient care in the Tucson and Southern Arizona communities.

Cardiac cath labs allow cardiologists to perform minimally invasive tests and advanced cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiac and peripheral vascular diseases. The newly renovated Cath Lab at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital features upgraded X-ray machinery, including a cutting-edge ceiling-mounted digital system.

The reopening of this lab restores Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital to three rooms to perform cardiovascular procedures, facilitating a higher capacity for a full complement of both diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, including but not limited to angioplasty, stenting, pulmonary thrombectomy, cardiac rhythm management implants, and peripheral vascular procedures.

This is an exciting time for our hospital, community, and patients we serve. We are proud to reopen our newly enhanced cath lab. I am reminded of our staff and physicians who deliver advanced cardiovascular care with precision and compassion, and there is no better way to support the care they provide than with an investment that will ultimately provide lifesaving care,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, Market Chief Executive Officer for Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Carondelet Health Network.