Cardiac Cath Lab
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (also known as the cardiac cath
lab) offers a variety of diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures
used in the treatment of coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease
in Gillette, Wyoming.
The Cardiac Cath Lab at Campbell County Memorial Hospital is equipped with
highly trained staff to perform the following procedures and device implantation:
Biventricular intracoronary defibrillators: This is an electronic, battery-powered device that is surgically implanted
under the skin. It helps to improve symptoms of heart failure in patients.
This device improves survival, quality of life, heart function, the ability
to exercise, and helps decrease hospitalizations in select patients with
severe or moderately severe heart failure.
Cardiac pacemakers: A small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control
abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the
heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias,
which are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Coronary Interventions (Angioplasty and Stents): Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that
supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary
arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands
inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed during or immediately
after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again.
Implantable loop recorders (ILR): A small device that is implanted just under the skin of the chest to
the left of your breastbone that records the electrical activity of the
heart. ILRs are recommended for patients who experience symptoms such
as syncope (fainting), seizures, recurrent palpitations, lightheadedness,
Intracoronary defibrillators (ICD): An electronic device that constantly monitors your heart rhythm. When
it detects a very fast, abnormal heart rhythm, it delivers energy to the
heart muscle. This causes the heart to beat in a normal rhythm again.
Studies have shown ICDs to have a role in preventing cardiac arrest in
high-risk patients who haven't had, but are at risk for, life-threatening
Peripheral Artery Intervention: When patients suffer from hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis,
their arteries are partially blocked by a substance called plaque. When
these blockages occur in the legs or arms, they are called peripheral
artery disease. Peripheral vascular interventions remove the plaque and
restore the flow of blood through the artery.
Renal (Kidney) Artery Intervention: Renal artery intervention (or stenting) is a procedure to open the renal
arteries (the large blood vessels that carry blood to the kidneys) when
they have become blocked due to renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the
renal artery). When a renal artery is clogged, blood flow to the kidneys
is affected. The procedure opens the blockage and restores normal blood flow.
STEMI (heart attack intervention): ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or a STEMI heart attack, happens
as a result of a complete blockage in a coronary artery. A STEMI attack
carries a great risk of death and disability. The fastest way to diagnose
whether a heart attack is a STEMI or non-STEMI is through a device called
a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). By diagnosing a patient on the scene
rather than waiting until they are transported to a hospital, emergency
medical service (EMS) personnel can determine the best course of action
to take to begin the appropriate means of treatment quickly.
Campbell County Health's
Emergency Medical Services department earned the
2016 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Level Recognition Award for implementing improved measures
for treating patients who experience severe heart attacks. With this collaboration
between EMS and Cath lab, we at CCH have had an average door-to-balloon
time is 47 minutes.
About Our Cardiology Program
If you have heart issues or a family history of heart disease, we have
good news: Cardiology is part of the services full-time in Gillette. Our
highly skilled, board certified cardiologists—Drs.
Sairav Shah MD, FACC and
Nicholas Stamato MD, FACC—at the
Campbell County Medical Group Cardiology clinic are here at all times to care for patients and our
cardiac cath lab allows us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help
get you back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our
Cardiac Rehabilitation program. To learn more about our Cardiology program, please call the clinic
Find the Cardiac Cath Lab at:
Location: Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Surgical Services Department,
Main Entrance, 501 S. Burma Avenue, Gillette, Wyoming 82716