Intravascular Ultrasound

IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound)
Performed in conjunction with cardiac catheterization, this procedure uses high frequency sound waves, or ultrasound, to create images from inside the coronary arteries. The tiny ultrasound camera sits on the tip of a flexible catheter. These images help to:
  • Make sure that a stent is correctly placed and expanded properly.
  • Identify other areas of concern.

Intra-cardiac Echocardiography (ICE)
This catheter also has a small camera on the tip and uses ultrasound waves to create images to:
  • Evaluate blood flow through the heart
  • Define the heart’s anatomy in detail, to guide placement of special patches that close atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.
For more specific, detailed information regarding this or any other cardiac procedure, please call the Cardiac Cath Lab at (608)775-2233 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52233, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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