The Cardiac Procedure Center (catheterization laboratory) provides state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. The physicians in the Cardiac Procedure Center have a long tradition of innovation and clinical excellence. The catheterization laboratory is one of the highest volume centers regionally, and has become a major referral center for complex coronary interventions when other therapeutic modalities have failed.

The Structural Heart Disease program within the Cardiac Procedure Center performs transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and percutaneous mitral valve repair (MitraClip). The Structural Heart Program was the first program in the St. Louis metro region to perform the TAVR, and continues to be involved with the latest clinical trials that are evaluating new percutaneous therapies for valvular heart disease. The Structural Heart Program also performs interventional procedures for left atrial appendage closure (Watchman implantation), treatment of perivalvular leaks, and   some congenital heart defects.

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Clinical expertise

  • Left and right catheterization
  • Coronary angiography
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions and stenting
    • Complex High Risk Interventional Procedures(CHIP)
  • Intravascular ultrasound
    • Optical coherence tomography
  • Rotational and orbital atherectomy
  • Laser coronary atherectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Coronary flow reserve (fractional flow reserve(FFR) and instantaneous flow reserve(IFR))
  • Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral vascular procedures
  • Patent foramen and atrial septal defect closures (percutaneous)
  • Mitral, aortic and pulmonic valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous mitral repair
  • Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Closure of perivalvular leaks 

Contact information

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
Washington University Medical Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite 8A
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-1291

Referring Physicians: 314-362-1291
Patients: 314-362-1291 or 888-210-8375