Heart catheterizations, also known as “caths,” use thin, flexible tubes threaded through blood vessels to diagnose and treat heart conditions. During heart caths, we take pictures and measure blood flow and pressures in the heart and blood vessels. We also use caths to close holes, stent blocked blood vessels, open narrowed heart valves and even place new heart valves.
At Nemours Children’s award-winning heart centers in Delaware and Florida, our interventional cardiologists are recognized, and highly experienced. We perform innovative, lifesaving heart caths for kids of all ages, from premature babies to young adults.
Our outcomes, including time exposed to radiation, are among the best in the country. We work in advanced labs with state-of-the-art imaging and surgical equipment. For kids with certain complex conditions, we perform hybrid procedures together with cardiothoracic surgeons.
Our team tailors care to your child’s unique situation and supports your entire family. We make it a little easier by shortening wait times and having you stay with your child up to the procedure. And because you need answers right away, we share results as soon as possible using our Nemours app.