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Lawmakers allow two hospitals to expand cardiac procedures
Los Angeles Times

Two prominent California hospitals will be allowed to perform some cardiac procedures in outpatient buildings thanks to legislation approved on Friday.

The bill involves cardiac catheterization, in which a small tube is inserted into an artery or vein and threaded to a patient’s chest to help diagnose or treat ailments.

Such procedures have been allowed only in main hospital buildings, but supporters say they can now be done safely in new outpatient buildings planned for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.