Overview

Our interventional specialists offer diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in two leading-edge catheterization labs offering distinct benefits for differing patient needs. Children with complex congenital heart defects may need more than one procedure to correct their defects. Traditionally, those surgeries were performed separately. Our innovative Hybrid Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory, however, allows a cardiologist and surgeon to work together. These combined, or hybrid procedures decrease down time, anesthesia use and patient recovery time. Its advanced imaging technology also makes a safer environment for both the patient and staff because it significantly reduces radiation output. Cleveland Clinic Children's is one of the few hospitals in the country to offer this state-of-the-art laboratory.