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Changing the way. Making it possible: Experience the latest technology in Cardiac Intervention

February 01, 2018

The Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) Catheterization Laboratory (mostly referred as Cath Lab) is a national referral center manned by pioneers and leaders in interventional cardiology, neurology, and radiology recognized for their expertise, both locally and in the Association of Southeast Asian region.

The physicians are ably-assisted by a team of specialized and dedicated cardiovascular nurses and radiological technologists. The procedures done here are minimally invasive wherein miniaturized instruments called catheters are inserted through the skin via openings the size of a pen point.

Other services in the Cath Lab include:

Cardiovascular Procedures


• Coronary Angiography

• Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)

• Hemodynamic Study

• Intravascular Ultrasonography (IVUS)

• Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)


• Aortic Valvuloplasty / Pulmonic Valvuloplasty

• Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

• Coronary AV Fistula Coiling

• Intra Aortic Balloon Counter Pulsation

• Mitral Valve Repair (MVR)

• Patent Ductuys Arteriosus (PDA) Closure

• Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

• Percutaneous Trans-Mitral Commisurotomy (PTMC)

• Rotational Coronary Atherectomy (Rotablation)

• Trans-Aortic Valve Repair (TVAR/TAVI)

Electrophysiology Procedures:

• Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy–Defibrillator (CRT-D)

• Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy–Pacemaker (CRT-P)

• Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

• Implantation of Permanent Pacemaker (DDI / VVI)

• Pulse Generator Replacement

• Temporary Pacing

Peripheral Vascular Procedures


• Central line Insertion

• Carotid Angiography

• Fistula Angiography

• Peripheral Angiography

• Peripheral Vascular Arteriography and Venography


• Carotid Angioplasty

• Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAAR)

• Fistula Angioplasty

• Implantation of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

• Peripheral Angioplasty

• Renal Angioplasty

• Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Neurovascular Procedures


• Cerebral angiogram/4V-DSA

• Spinal Angiogram


• Cerebral Coiling/Angioplasty

• Cerebral AV fistula Embolization


• Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Interventional Radiology

• Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage

• Trans-Arterial Chemo Embolization

For inquiries, please contact the CSMC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at (02)727-0001 local 4002 or (02)724-1263. Operating hours are from 7am-5pm every Monday to Saturday.