Heart problems that once required open-heart surgery are increasingly being treated with
minimally invasive techniques in cardiac catheterization labs. UC Davis Medical Center earlier this year
added two cardiac catheterization labs to its adult and pediatric cardiology programs, making this valuable
procedure more available to patients in the region.
The new facility is part of an overall expansion of the cardiology programs at the UC Davis Heart Center
and UC Davis Children's Hospital. Initiated over two years ago under the direction of Reginald Low, professor
and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, the expansion includes: new faculty, two dedicated
electrophysiology laboratories, a special inpatient adult cardiology unit, all-digital echocardiography
imaging systems and a joint pediatric cardiology program with UCSF that offers comprehensive care for
children with congenital heart defects and other disorders.