We provide full Cardiac Interventional services in our 3 state of the art catheterization labs. Our technologies include angioplasty, drug eluting stents, Impella, and more.
Our team of Interventional Cardiologists specializes in the use of today's technologies to care for our patients and our community. Our technologies range from catheterization, angioplasty, and stent placement, to the use of devices to close septal defects. We also offer top of the line technology which features the balloon pump and the Impella device to enhance the support of the heart.
Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty, and Stent placement
- Cardiac Catheterization, sometimes called an angiogram, is an invasive procedure which will allow your physician to evaluate how your heart is working. This procedure not only looks at the arteries of the heart but additionally looks at how well your heart is pumping. Coronary Artery Disease can lead to a blockage of the arteries that bring oxygen to your heart. If a blockage closes off one of these arteries you are having a Heart Attack. Cardiac Catheterization, along with Angioplasty and Stent placement, will minimize your potential for permanent muscle damage when treated quickly.
- Angioplasty is performed at the same time as cardiac catheterization. When a blockage in your coronary artery is found to be significant, a balloon catheter is inserted into the area and the blockage is opened.
- Atherectomy is performed at the same time as cardiac catheterization. The device cuts plaque from the wall of the artery.
- Stents are small tubes made of metal that are implanted in the coronary arteries and have been found to help decrease the chance that your blockage will reoccur. Stents are inserted on a balloon catheter and expanded in place to open the blockage in the coronary artery.
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) is a technique used when the physician wants more information about a blockage from inside the vessel. An ultrasound probe at the end of a catheter allows the physician to see the inner walls of the coronary artery.
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a technique used when the physician wants more information to see if your blockage is obstructing the flow of oxygen to the heart muscle.
Read our Cardiology FAQs to help prepare you for your upcoming procedure.
Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
- Percutaneous closure is a surgical procedure used to treat patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO). Advancements in device technology and image guidance provide safe and effective catheter-based closure of PFO closure.
Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty
- A procedure that uses a thin flexible catheter to widen a narrow aortic valve opening. The balloon is inserted through the groin or arm. Once it is placed into the narrowed heart valve the balloon is inflated, widening the valve
- A biopsy may be needed to detect inflammation, tumors or anthracycline cardiotoxicity (possible toxicity to the heart from antineoplastic drugs)
- The femoral artery may be used as a percutaneous access for a left ventricular biopsy.
- Are performed to analyze fluid around the heart and is indicated for cardiac tamponade. A needle under strict sterile procedure is inserted into the pericardial sac.
- Catheter angiography involves guiding a catheter through an artery in your groin and injecting the dye to find the narrowed area of a blood vessel, and then widening it with an angioplasty procedure or administering medication to improve blood flow.
- Angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting are procedures that can be used to open the narrow peripheral vessels.