The other route to access our catheterization lab is if you are having chest
pain and are referred to us directly from within a hospital. This would be
someone already in the hospital, or someone arriving to our emergency department
as an urgent case. Our on-call cardiologist would then prioritize you for our
lab, and you would be done as soon as possible.
If your cardiologist determines that you would benefit from the immediate
placement of a stent, we would proceed on and do this while you are in our lab.
When this procedure is completed, you would be required to go to our Coronary
Care Unit (CCU) for observation and monitoring. After our porter and nurses have
you settled in your room, your family will be able to visit you.