Cardiac catheterizations begin at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center; New cardiovascular center to open in 18-24 months
Dr. Jeffrey Watkins believes Sanford Bemidji Medical Center could do 500 or more cardiac catheterizations a year.
That would be quite a feat for a hospital that, before this week, didn't do any.
On Thursday, Watkins and his staff performed Bemidji's first three cardiac catheterizations, a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions.
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