Heart Attack Cardiac Catheterization At CoxHealth, our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs are available around the clock and staffed by experts in emergency catheterization. So when patients experience a heart attack, these interventional cardiologists can open narrowed coronary arteries, often preventing heart damage. Interventional cardiologists evaluate heart failure, valvular disease and congenital heart disease. New digital mapping of the heart allows physicians to treat certain life-threatening, irregular heart beats. Our committed cardiology and vascular physician groups conduct thousands of procedures each year. CoxHealth offers the radial approach to catheterization, a less invasive option using the radial artery in the wrist, instead of the femoral artery in the groin. The procedure offers a number of benefits including less bleeding and bruising, and a faster recovery time. Your physician will determine if you are a candidate for the radial approach.