We Correct Your Heart Abnormalities
Cardiac catheterization offers unique opportunities for your cardiologist to correct heart abnormalities at the site of the problem. We offer several interventional cardiology methods to restore and improve the blood flow through your arteries.
Interventional Cardiology Methods
Balloon Angioplasty, Stents and other Interventional Procedures
When an artery narrows, your cardiologist may perform an angioplasty. In this procedure your physician will use a long, thin tube called a catheter that has a small balloon on its tip. Your physician will then inflate the balloon at the blockage site in the artery to flatten the plaque against the artery wall. Most angioplasty procedures require the use of a stent. A stent is a small device that helps keep the blood vessel open allowing for improved blood flow.
When you suffer from hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, the arteries are partially blocked by a substance called plaque. When these blockages occur in the legs or arms, they are called peripheral artery disease. A cardiac catheterization allows your physician to determine if you have a disease in your heart muscle, valves or coronary (heart) arteries. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease. CAD is often the result of blockage in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. The plaque blocking the blood vessels builds up making the blood flow to your heart difficult. The decreased blood flow because of a narrowed or blocked artery may develop into a condition called Angina Pectoris which can lead to a heart attack. Peripheral vascular interventions remove the plaque and restore the flow of blood through the artery.