KATY, TEXAS (March 22, 2017)

Memorial Hermann Katy ribbon cuttingMemorial Hermann Katy Hospital recently expanded heart and vascular services with the opening of two new cardiac laboratories that can be used for catheter-based procedures as well as electrophysiology procedures. The labs represent a $5.2 million investment into the Katy community by Memorial Hermann Health System.

“We see this expansion as further proof that we are focused on meeting the healthcare needs of this community. Not only will the additional space allow us to care for more patients, but our highly-trained affiliated physicians can now perform additional types of specialized procedures,” says Heath Rushing, Sr. Vice President & CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy.

In the new labs, cardiac electrophysiologists can insert pacemakers and perform ablations to treat irregular heartbeats. Specialists can also now offer procedures like removing life-threatening blood clots or inserting stents to help blood flow through arteries via a catheter, which is a small tube that is inserted into a large blood vessel usually in the groin.

“Having an irregular heartbeat can raise your chance of developing serious conditions like blood clots, heart failure, even stroke. The highly-trained team at Memorial Hermann Katy is prepared to treat arrhythmias in a variety of ways, including through minimally invasive procedures similar to the ones being done at the Texas Medical Center, in our new EP lab,” says Sunil Reddy, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist with Memorial Hermann Katy and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Memorial Hermann Katy is equipped to handle a variety of heart and vascular conditions, including treating heart attacks at its accredited chest pain center.

“I know our patients will appreciate having these upgraded capabilities at a facility so close to their home,” says Stuart Harlin, M.D., a vascular surgeon with Memorial Hermann Katy and McGovern Medical School.

Learn more about the heart and vascular services offered at Memorial Hermann Katy.