Procedures done in a childrens cath/special procedures lab?

  1. Just wondering if anyone works at a childrens hospital in a cath lab...what sort of procedures do you see the most? I am currently working ER, did an externship in adult cath during school, and have had short talk with childrens cath lab manager regarding a potential position. Just curious how it differs from adults?
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  3. by   dianah
    I have only worked in an adult cath lab but I'll take a stab at it:

    Depending on if it's a large hospital and what services are offered you may see

    * cardiac caths (for anomalies; check out )

    * cardiac biopsies (if transplants are done, to monitor for rejection post transplant)

    * EP studies/ablations

    * percutaneous repair of VSD or ASD

    See also:


    Hope this helps, and good luck to you, whether you decide to join the cath lab staff or not!
  4. by   LoveANurse09
    Our children's cath lab does all of the above except for biopsies.