The Pediatric Heart Institute's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Monroe Carell is one of the 10 busiest in the nation. We perform catheterization procedures on newborns, infants, children and adults living with congenital heart disease. Our interventional cardiologists are recognized experts in their field and have the most experience with these procedures in the state of Tennessee. Our expanded hybrid lab can handle more procedures than ever, with leading-edge capabilities and technologies.
Meet Your Care Team
- Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Conditions, Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, Heart Murmurs, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart, Syncope
- Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Conditions, Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, General Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart
- Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, General Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart
Why Choose Cardiac Catheterization at Monroe Carell
- Experienced care
With a dedicated team of congenital interventional cardiologists, we perform more than 800 heart catheterizations each year, including the most complex procedures. This means our team has more experience and produces better outcomes than any other pediatric cardiac catheterization program in the area.
- Collaborative care
Our team of experts plans every procedure together to ensure we account for each patient's unique heart, medical history and needs. We work with other subspecialists at Monroe Carell to provide individualized care, addressing the full scope of your child’s life, from infancy to adulthood. Two attending congenital heart disease interventionists and a team of specialists perform every high-risk heart catheterization.
- Leading-edge technologies
In our expanded hybrid lab, interventional cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons operate together to correct heart problems with less radiation and less time on cardiopulmonary bypass. This means less risk and shorter recovery for patients. We use a live video link to our cardiac intensive care unit and imaging locations to speed communication and provide seamless care between teams.
- Low-radiation procedures
Our program has substantially lowered the amount of radiation needed for heart catheterization procedures. We are among the lowest radiation catheterization labs for congenital heart disease in the Southeast.
- Advancing research
Our team is creating new techniques and devices to improve cardiac catheterization care for our own patients and around the world. We participate in clinical and device trials, which means our patients have access to the best research, techniques and technology available.