Two new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization “cath” labs will open late this fall. We’re building the labs in the Mountain zone just outside the former Emergency Department.
Cath labs provide cardiovascular diagnostic services and interventions such as balloon angioplasty, stent placement and other cardiovascular care. The new labs are designed as hybrid spaces where surgical procedures can be performed without needing to transfer patients to an operating room.
New equipment, which won’t fit in the existing space, will emit less radiation. Plus, a new video system will allow the cath lab team to share their work around the world.
This is another in a series of posts describing upcoming construction projects at Seattle Children’s.