Our cardiologists are dedicated to researching the latest heart care technology, to offer our patients the best in cardiovascular care to help them achieve faster recovery and best outcomes possible.
Interventional cardiology is a branch of the medical speciality of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases.
A large number of procedures can be performed on the heart by catheterization. This most commonly involves the insertion of a sheath into the femoral artery (in practice, any large peripheral artery or vein) and cannulating the heart under X-ray visualization (fluoroscopy, a real-time x-ray).
Procedures Performed by Specialists in Interventional Cardiology
- Angioplasty (PTCA, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) - for coronary atherosclerosis
- Valvuloplasty - dilation of narrowed cardiac valves (usually mitral, aortic or pulmonary)
- Procedures for congenital heart disease - insertion of occluders for ventricular or atrial septal defects, occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus, angioplasty of great vessels etc.
- Emergency angioplasty and stenting of occluded coronary vessels in the setting of acute heart attacks (Primary PTCA)
- Coronary Thrombectomy - a procedure performed to remove thrombus (blood clot) from blood vessels.
- Carotid angioplasty
- Insertion of temporary and permanent pacemaker including dual chamber pacing
- Insertion of AICD ( Internal Defibrillator)
- Radio frequency ablation for irregular rhythms of the heart.