The Brainerd Lakes Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center is in partnership with CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center and offers comprehensive cardiac care. Our services include prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation. And we offer a wide range of facilities and services, including a new catheterization lab for opening clogged arteries, an echocardiology/stress lab for heart imaging, and cardiovascular diagnostics for testing heart functions. We also offer inpatient cardiac care such as pre- and post-interventional care, cardiovascular telemetry and emergency cardiac treatment.
The Heart & Vascular Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab offers both diagnostic and interventional procedures. The cath lab is equipped with equipment that can perform:
- Analysis of the blood vessels
- Opening of clogged arteries and stent placement to keep them open
- Ultrasound to look inside arteries
- Pacemaker and implanted defibrillator placement
- Heart blood flow measurement
- Heart condition and valve size analysis
Essentia Health has an excellent track record for fast cardiac response times and our Heart & Vascular Center is poised to make emergency cardiac care even more efficient.