Interventional cardiologists perform the entire range of advanced procedures, from coronary angioplasty to complex coronary stenting, including :
CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY/PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION (PCI):
Opening stenotic, or narrowed heart arteries with a balloon to improve blood flow
BALLOON-CATHETER ANGIOPLASTY :
Placing a catheter with small balloon around it in the Coronary Artery.
ELECTIVE ANGIOPLASTY :
This procedure is not performed on an emergency basis but is the result of extensive cardiac testing that requires further diagnosis to determine if there is a blocked artery.
EMERGENCY ANGIOPLASTY :
A procedure to open clogged arteries in response to a heart attack.
STENTING AND INTRACORONARY STENT PLACEMENT :
Inserting a hollow, mesh tube into the artery to keep it open
ROTATIONAL ATHERECTOMY :
Breaking up solid, calcium-plaque buildup in the artery into tiny pieces
CORONARY THROMBECTOMY (ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION OR HEART ATTACK):
Performing a catheterization to remove thrombus, or blood clot from blood vessels
Opening a narrow value in the heart using X-ray and dye injected into the blood stream
BALLOON VALVULOPLASTY :
Using a balloon catheter to stretch a narrowed heart valve
RE-EMBOLIZING COILS :
Opening the vessel with steel coils
TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT :
The procedure in which a Replacement Aortic Valve is threaded through a catheter and placed into position within the heart.