Heart Treatment Services

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Catawba Valley Medical Center Heart Catheterization Lab

Catawba Valley Medical Center Heart Catheterization Lab

Cardiologists perform vital procedures in our state-of-the-art cath lab. The physicians use catheterization procedures to perform diagnostic heart catherterization as well as balloon angioplasties and stenting of the coronary arteries.

Dr. Luke Byrnes became the first in the area to perform a radial heart catheterization procedure, in which the catheter is inserted through the wrist rather than the leg. For many patients, this option can provide a more comfortable procedure and faster recovery.

Care for Heart Rhythm Conditions

Cardiologists perform vital procedures in our state-of-the-art Electrophysiology lab, such as

  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillation (ICD) for fast rhythms
  • Bi-Ventricular (BIV) pacing for heart failure
  • Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) to detect life-threatening rhythms
  • Pacemaker insertion for slow heart rhythms
  • Electrophysiology studies (EPS) to help find where an abnormal heartbeat is coming from
  • Cardiac ablation corrects an abnormal heart rhythm
  • 3D Heart Mapping creates a 3D map of a patient’s heartbeat

Inpatient/Critical Care Unit

Inpatient Critical Care Unit

Inpatient Critical Care Unit

For heart patients admitted to the hospital, our nursing staff provides attentive, around-the-clock monitoring and treatment.

Outpatient Services

Heart Failure Access Clinic

Catawba Valley Cardiology is offering a program specifically dedicated to heart failure management. This innovative program provides an early access clinic for patients experiencing heart failure symptoms. The clinic, which is operated Monday through Friday, offers an alternative to an emergency room visit for patients with minor heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling.

Cardiac Device Clinic

Dawn Benfield, CVMC Pacemaker Nurse

Dawn Benfield, CVMC Pacemaker Nurse

Catawba Valley Cardiology offers a device clinic providing experienced pacemaker and defibrillator follow up care. Dawn Benfield is our pacemaker nurse with over 10 years of experience and is a Heart Rhythm Society certified cardiac device specialist. This clinic accepts most insurances including Humana and our pricing is very competitive. Catawba Valley Cardiology has quick, simple in and out services with the ease and comfort of an office atmosphere.


Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program in our Center for Rehabilitation provides education and a closely-monitored exercise routine through our Center for Rehabilitation for those diagnosed with pulmonary disease or recovering from cardiac surgery or other cardiac events.

Medical Services