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4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
United States

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Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Connie Frank Cardiac Catheterization Lab staff includes three registered nurses and two cardiovascular technologists, each of whom are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

In addition, each have advanced, specialized training in cardiac catheterization lab procedures. The lab features digital cardiac catheterization equipment that provides the necessary tools to carefully evaluate the function and blood flow of the heart. The lab is staffed five days per week.

Services include:

  • Diagnostic catheterization  A test that is the gold-standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD) and measuring invasive blood pressures within the heart chambers.
  • Pacemakers  The insertion and ongoing maintenance of pacemakers, including the replacement of generators.
  • Pericardiocentesis  A procedure used to drain abnormal fluid accumulation from around the heart.
  • Electrical cardioversion  A procedure during which electrical currents are delivered to the heart in order to convert an abnormal rhythm to a normal sinus rhythm. At Regional West, the procedure is conducted using a biphasic defibrillator.
  • Tranesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)  A procedure during which a probe with an ultrasound transducer is inserted into the esophagus and advanced behind the heart. The pictures reveal any blood clots or holes that exist in the heart, as well as allowing a more thorough evaluation of the valves.
  • Pharmacological stress test  A test that uses medication to stress the heart and evaluate blood flow to the heart. The test is conducted on individuals who are physically unable to participate in stress tests that require a treadmill. Pharmacological options are available for both echocardiography and nuclear medicine stress tests.
  • Echocardiogram with contrast  A procedure used to evaluate the function of the valves and walls of the heart. Contrast is added to offer more clarity to the pictures.