The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Columbia

Two doctors doing a procedure in the cath lab

For treating many types of heart or vascular disease, cardiac catheterization is an important diagnostic procedure. In many cases, it can lead to minimally invasive treatments, sometimes as an alternative to larger, open-heart surgeries. During a catheterization procedure, a thin tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein to access and treat the heart and blood vessels. Because of their complexity, these advanced procedures require a special facility called a catheterization laboratory or “cath lab.”

Columbia’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories combine world-class expertise with the latest technologies and on-site advanced diagnostic testing. Our cath labs are designed to make sure your treatment is comfortable, safe, and fast—so you can get back to your life.

Why Columbia?

Columbia has pioneered the field of interventional cardiology, helping to develop and perfect many common catheter-based procedures and techniques. These minimally invasive treatments improve safety, reduce recovery time, and shorten or even eliminate hospital stays. 

  • Imaging Capabilities - We rely on the very latest technologies to guide our procedures, allowing our team to perform even the most complex procedures with confidence and precision
  • Expertise and Experience - As the site of pioneering research in the field of catheter-based procedures, Columbia has a proven track record that no other cath labs can match
  • History of Success with Difficult Cases - Our team routinely performs procedures that many catheterization labs rarely encounter
  • Unmatched Response Time - Our seasoned team of physicians, technicians, and nurses are able to coordinate rapid responses to even the most urgent situation, where seconds count

Our expert physicians perform all catheterization-based procedures at state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories in two locations. 

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC)

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC) serves as the premier center for complex procedures in New York City and beyond. With a team of internationally renowned interventional cardiologists, support from Columbia’s cardiac surgery team, and collaboration with the broader faculty of CUIMC, there is simply no more prominent location for interventional cardiac care. 

Our cath lab team regularly performs the full spectrum of interventional treatments, from routine angioplasty to the most complex procedures. Services include:

  • Diagnostic catheterization and coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and Stenting/Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Right heart catheterization and heart biopsies
  • Advanced imaging studies such as IVUS (intravascular ultrasound), which uses sound waves to look inside blood vessels, and OCT (optical coherence tomography), which uses light
  • Endovascular care for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Transcatheter valve replacement, such as the TAVR procedure for aortic stenosis
  • Left atrial appendage closure (Watchman device) to prevent atrial fibrillation-related blood clots
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is Westchester’s premiere facility for interventional procedures.  Staffed by Columbia physicians and supported by an expert team of nurses, physician assistants, and diagnostic experts, the Lawrence Hospital Cath Lab offers fast, convenient care for Westchester residents. Our services include:

  • Diagnostic catheterization and coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and Stenting/Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Direct current cardioversion (cardioversion/DCCV)
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure

For more complex cardiac procedures, we’ll coordinate your care with the team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Lawrence Hospital recently received a gold rating as part of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program—the only Westchester County hospital to do so.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital allows us to perform interventional procedures right in the Hudon Valley and Northern Westchester community.  Open for emergent cases 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the cath lab at Hudson Valley also schedules time for diagnostic and non-emergent procedures. Our services include:

  • Diagnostic catheterization and coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty and Stenting/Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Endovascular peripheral arterial revascularization
  • Electrophysiology (EP) procedure services to restore heart rhythms
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

Make an Appointment

To schedule a visit with the interventional cardiologists at our NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC) location, please call (212) 305-7060 or complete our online Appointment Request Form

To make an appointment at our Lawrence Hospital location, please call (914) 787-2270.

To make an appointment at our Hudson Valley Hospital location, please call (914) 331-9587.

Our Locations

Columbia University Irving Medical Center
177 Fort Washington Ave.
New York, NY 10032
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Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Hudson Valley Hospital
1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
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