Cardiovascular Cath Lab (641) 754-5999
The new Cardiovascular Cath Lab at MMSC comprises the most advanced practices and technology in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. With premiere cardiologists from the Iowa Heart Center the Cath Lab at MMSC will provide patients with quality care close to home.
MMSC is proud to welcome two exceptional Board Certified Cardiologist to the Cath Lab staff. Iowa Heart Center, the state’s leader in cardiovascular care, will offer a variety of services in Marshalltown, including:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Outpatients consultations and follow-up appointments
- Inpatient consultations and visits
- Nuclear cardiology
- Vascular testing
- Vascular screening
- EKG testing
The Center’s clinic, staffed by Warangkana Chokesuwattanaskul, M.D., is located at the MMSC Medical Campus, 312 E. Main Street, Suite 2100.
Dr.Warangkana Chokesuwattanaskul, M.D., joined Iowa Heart Center’s Carroll practice in 2010. Dr. (Choke) earned a medical degree from Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, and completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She recently completed her interventional cardiology fellowship at Harper University Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.
Procedures performed in the MMSC Cardiac Cath Lab include, but are not limited to:
PTCA or Angioplasty - Inflation of a balloon inside the coronary artery ( vessel which carries blood to the heart ) and / or a peripheral artery ( various vessels which carry blood to the lower half of the body - I.E. kidneys and legs ) to push plaque back against the vessel wall and return proper flow of blood to the heart muscle and / or lower extremities.
Stent Placement - Placement of a bare metal wire mesh device into the coronary artery and/or peripheral artery to help hold a narrowed vessel open following a PTCA.
Drug Eluting Stent Placement (DES) - Placement of a wire mesh device into the coronary artery only - This type of stent is coated with a medication which helps reduce the chance of scar tissue from forming inside the coronary artery.
Aterectomy - Use of a device which contains a small cutting instrument that can break up hard plaque and allow it to be removed from a narrowed vessel.
Cardioversion - A procedure which delivers an electrical shock to the heart and restores the heart to a regular rhythm.
Pacemaker - Placement of a small electrical device just under the skin of the chest which has wires extending into the heart. The pacemaker senses the existing heart rate and will send electrical impulses to the heart and stimulate it to beat at the correct rate.
To schedule a consultation, patients and caregivers should call (641) 754-5999.