Cardiac Cath Lab at BMC
Located on the first floor of BMC, the Cardiac Catheterization lab is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic technology available anywhere in the state. One of the most useful and accurate tools in diagnosing heart problems, Cardiac Catheterization also helps physicians determine the best course of medical care. Our state-of-the-art lab enables area residents to have this important diagnostic test, right here in our own community.
The lab is directed by J. Mark Peterman, MD, a highly-experienced interventional cardiologist, who leads a skilled staff of nurses and technicians. We work closely with our patients, their referring physician and our cardiologists to provide expert studies of the heart. Together, we assemble the information needed to make decisions about your treatment and plan for your care.
The vast majority of patients who undergo Cardiac Catheterization at BMC receive their follow-up care here. In some cases, Cardiac Catheterization will reveal that a patient needs more advanced care. Our collaboration with Baystate Medical Center in Springfield – including a high speed line networked from our Cardiac Catheterization lab to theirs – enables us to instantly transmit information about a patient’s test results and begin collaborating with the Baystate cardiologists while the patient is being transferred to Springfield.
Cardiac Catheterization at BMC's new laboratory is providing a critical and high-quality service to our community.