Peripheral Angio Lab Specialist

Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists

Cardiovascular Specialists & Interventional Cardiologists located in Downriver Area, Southgate, MI

The peripheral angio lab at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists offers patients the highest level of care in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. At the office in the Downriver area of Southgate, Michigan, the cardiovascular specialists provide venograms and loop recorder implants to address blood clots, venous insufficiency, and other conditions that affect your cardiovascular health. To find out more about the benefits of the on-site peripheral angio lab, call Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists, or book a consultation online today.

Peripheral Angio Lab Q & A

What is a peripheral angio lab?

The team at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists offers an on-site peripheral angio lab to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Blood clots
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Venous disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Depending on your needs, the team customizes a treatment plan to reduce your risk for long-term complications.

What services are available in the peripheral angio lab?

The Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists team offers several on-site treatments in the peripheral angio lab, including:


A venogram involves an injection of a contrast dye into your veins and, following it, a special X-ray technology.

Venograms help identify blood clots and other vein blockages that interfere with blood flow and can cause varicose veins and other complications.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

RFA uses radiofrequency heat energy to damage varicose veins and improve blood circulation in people with venous insufficiency.

Treatment involves the insertion of a catheter into a damaged vein. RF heat energy moves through the catheter to shrink and ultimately collapse the vein.

Loop recorder implants

A loop recorder Is an implantable device that records information about your heart. The recorder can also provide insight into the cause of fainting, heart palpitations, and heart arrhythmias.

Loop recorder implant surgery is a minor procedure that involves the placement of the device just under the skin of your chest wall. The recorder picks up and records the electrical signals from your heart.

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement

IVC filter placement involves the insertion of a filtering device into the inferior vena cava, the large vein in your abdomen. This vein returns blood to your heart from the lower half of your body.

Due to its fight against gravity, blood has to work harder to get back to your heart, and diseases like PAD can cause blood clots to form in your leg. These clots can break off and travel to your heart, causing a pulmonary embolism. The filter traps the clots to prevent them from reaching your heart.

What are the benefits of the peripheral angio lab?

The team at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists uses the on-site lab to provide you with the treatments you need, so you don’t have to go anywhere else.

The in-office diagnostic tests and comprehensive treatment plans the team creates for you focus on improving your overall cardiovascular health and reducing your risk for complications due to blood clots, venous insufficiency, and other conditions.

Learn more about the peripheral angio lab services available at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists by calling the office or by booking an appointment online today.