Interventional cardiologists diagnose and treat heart conditions using minimally invasive techniques often involving catheters, which are small, flexible tubes inserted into the body. Whether it is a diagnosis for a heart disorder or an emergency treatment for a patient experiencing chest pain or a heart attack, we can help with your treatment options.
Unlike surgery, which requires large incisions, cardiac catheterization involves inserting a catheter, a thin flexible tube, through a small nick in the groin or wrist and guiding it to the arteries of the heart. This usually means you have less discomfort, heal faster and get back to your life more quickly than with open heart surgery. Treatments such as angioplasty, stenting, balloon valvuloplasty and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve replacement or repair are performed in the cath lab.