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Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Reaches '500' Cath Milestone

 

November 7, 2019

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, completed its 500th cardiac catheterization on Oct. 28, 2019. Celebrating the milestone with cake are (from left): Dr. Medhat Zaher, Jenn Shade (Cath Lab director), Heather Maher, Karma Darnell, Mark Paris, Danielle Smith, Kristen Bender, Meg Flick and Dr. Hany Shanoudy. Both physicians are with Cardiology Associates of Altoona.

Less than 10 months after opening a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, completed its 500th cardiac catheterization on Oct. 28, 2019.

The 2,400 square-foot lab was officially opened on Jan. 15, 2019.

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel problems. A tiny tube called a catheter is placed into a blood vessel so that imaging dyes and small equipment can be passed through. Catheterization enables healthcare providers to examine the heart and blood vessels, and is used to look for bloc...



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