Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology is specifically associated with catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases.

  • Stents - are man-made 'tubes' inserted into the passageways of the body to prevent vascular disease by allowing for increased flow.

  • Angioplasty - is the widening of a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel through the use of balloons being inserted into the narrow arteries and inflated to limit any obstruction and increase flow.

  • PFO Closure (patent foramen ovale) – is a minimally invasive technique performed to repair life-threatening holes in the heart

  • Pericardiocentesis - is a procedure to remove excess fluid from the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart).