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Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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, or dizziness.
  • 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 ventricular arrhythmias.
  • 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.

American College of Cardiology NCDR Registry Chest Pain MI Platinum Award

Campbell County Health (CCH) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023.


Find the Cardiac Cath Lab at:

  • Location: Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Surgical Services Department, Main Entrance, 501 S. Burma Avenue, Gillette, Wyoming 82716
  • Phone: 307-688-1800
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