St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City is proud to be southwest Kansas’s leading cardiac care center and is the one of the only hospitals in our area that provides 24/7 care for heart emergencies. Our facility is an Accredited Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology’s Accreditation Services.
Whether you wish to maintain your current heart health or you develop a serious heart-related condition, St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City is here to help. We offer an integrated approach to heart care that spans the spectrum from prevention and diagnostic care to the latest in surgical treatments and rehabilitation. Our commitment to providing patients with advanced treatment, innovative technology, and compassionate care has been recognized by numerous state and national accreditations for treatment of heart attack and coronary intervention procedures. As a Chest Pain Center accredited by the American College of Cardiology with an interventional catheterization lab, we’re prepared to handle all of your heart health needs.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Advanced Heart Procedures
St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City is the first hospital in Southwest Kansas to offer cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology. Our cardiac cath lab is home to a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment techniques that allow our cardiac experts to tailor care for the very specific needs of individual patients. We offer a complete range of state-of-the-art care, including diagnostic heart catheterizations, peripheral interventions, and implantations such as pacemaker or defibrillator implants.
Since 2005 we have been providing convenient care to our patients by bringing this service closer to home. Conditions treated in the cath lab include congenital heart disease, arteriosclerotic heart disease, valvular disease, arrhythmias, peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary disease, and neurovascular disease.
Cath Lab Procedures
Cardiac Catheterization is a procedure in which a tube is inserted into the heart vessels or heart chamber through one of the large arteries in the body. The process may be for the diagnosis or treatment of different cardiac problems.
The Cath Lab at St. Catherine Hospital – Dodge City is equipped with a state-of-the-art procedure room for performing numerous heart and vessel imaging studies and treatments. In the Cath Lab, trained specialists identify and diagnose heart problems, use medicines to dissolve blood clots, re-open blood vessels and remove obstructions within blood vessels. Although cardiac catheterization is a highly specialized technique, nearly one million are performed each year in the U.S.
Our Cath Lab team includes an interventional cardiologist, radiology technologists, nurses and cardiovascular technicians. All of our staff members are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In addition, the Cath Lab has an emergency crew available 24 hours, seven days a week, with a response time of under 30 minutes. We strive to give the best and most comprehensive care to our patients and their families.
Chest Pain Center
St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City is accredited by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:
- Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
- Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
- Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
- Improved quality of life after a heart episode
Taking Back Your Life After a Cardiac Event
Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab at St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City is designed to assist people in recovering from heart attack or cardiac procedures. We want to help you regain your strength and return to your activities by assisting you with exercise and adopting healthy habits.
Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future.
At St. Catherine Hospital - Dodge City, patients are assessed and tested for placement into our cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation program. After your initial assessment, your monitored exercise and education program will begin. You’ll also receive a personalized home exercise program to follow on the days you’re not scheduled for the program. Cardiopulmonary rehab usually lasts 18 to 36 sessions. Individuals time frames may vary.
Becoming a Patient
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation can help patients who have been diagnosed with one of many different conditions, including:
- Congestive heart failure
- Lung reduction surgery
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Chronic bronchitis
- Interstitial fibrosis
- Heart attack
- Heart transplant
- Stable angina
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Valve replacement/repair
- Coronary angioplasty
- Coronary stenting
If you are interested in learning more, call us at 620-225-8428 or ask your doctor to refer you for care.
Participating in a cardiopulmonary rehab program offers many benefits. Overall, it will help you achieve the highest level of function after a cardiac event or while living with a chronic condition. Some of the many specific benefits include:
- Lower risk of fatal heart attack
- Recovery after bypass surgery
- Decreased blood pressure
- Reduced shortness of breath and fatigue in people with heart failure
- Ability to exercise longer
- Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Reduced emotional stress, depression, and anxiety
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
- Chronic heart disease management
- Emergency cardiac care
- Heart function testing
- Interventional cardiology
Conditions We Treat
- Arteriosclerotic heart disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart Attacks
- Neurovascular disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Valvular disease