Interventional Cardiology

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure generally employed to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. It involves threading a thin flexible tube through a blood vessel to the heart. Your doctor can perform diagnostic tests and some procedures on your heart with the help of the catheter.

Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty

Arteries, blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to all the parts of the body, are normally flexible and smooth on the inner side, but deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue (plaque) can build up on the inner walls of the arteries, making them hard, stiff and narrow. This process of thickening and hardening of the arteries is called atherosclerosis.

Rotational Atherectomy

Arteries, blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to all the parts of the body, are normally flexible and smooth on the inner side. However, plaque (deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue) can build up on the inner walls of the arteries. These plaques can make the arteries hard, stiff and narrow, reducing or completely blocking the flow of blood through them. Plaque can be removed by a procedure called atherectomy.

Permanent Pacemaker

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood throughout the body. The rhythmic beating of the heart is triggered by electrical signals. A change or interruption in these signals can cause a change in the rhythm of the heart. A pacemaker is a small device inserted into the chest cavity to correct and stabilize the heart rhythm.

EKG, Holter Monitor, and Event monitor testing for arrhythmias

An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a diagnostic tool to measure and record the electrical activity of the heart. The heart’s muscles receive rhythmic electrical signals telling them when to contract. These impulses are recorded and documented on a strip of paper. Electrocardiograms are used to assess the heart’s function in cases of unexplained chest pain, symptoms of heart disease such as rapid heart rate and shortness of breath, and associated diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It is also used to check the effectiveness of heart medications or implanted pacemakers.

Cardiac Ultrasound Services

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Pacemaker, ICD follow up, monitoring, and reprograming

The heart is a hollow muscular pump that propels blood to the different parts of the body and is controlled by electrical signals generated within the heart itself. A number of heart conditions such as bradycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, syncope, heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can disrupt these signals and cause an abnormal heart beat, which may be too slow, fast or irregular and can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath and fainting.

Complex Coronary Angioplasty and stent placement

Angioplasty combined with stent placement is one of the most common treatment modalities for heart disease in recent years. Complex coronary angioplasty is indicated for patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery. Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to dilate the narrowed arteries supplying blood to the heart. This is accomplished by inflating a small balloon inside the artery to dilate the vessels and increase the blood flow to the heart.

Renal Artery Intervention

Renal arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to the kidneys. Damage, blockage or narrowing of these arteries may lead to hypertension or kidney failure. The blockage of the renal arteries can be diagnosed with a renal artery duplex procedure. This is an ultrasound technique which helps to assess blood flow in the vessels by producing real-time images using sound waves. Duplex ultrasound is a process which combines regular ultrasound (produces images of the organs) and Doppler ultrasound (produces images of blood flow through the blood vessels) to view abnormalities in the blood vessels that affect the flow of blood.

Carotid Intervention

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Cardiac catheterization via various approaches, including radial (wrist)

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure generally employed to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. It involves threading a thin flexible tube through a blood vessel to the heart. Your doctor can perform diagnostic tests and some procedures on your heart with the help of the catheter.

Varicose Vein Ablations

Endovenous radio-frequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed to seal varicose veins (enlarged leg veins) with heat generated from radiofrequency energy. After the varicose veins are sealed, blood starts flowing immediately to the healthy veins. Veins consist of one-way valves which prevents backflow of blood in the legs. Varicose veins are a result of blood accumulating in the veins of the legs due to leakage in the one-way valves.

  • American College of Cardiology Foundation
  • The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation
  • American College of Radiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Chest Physicians
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